Alireza Behnam

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Alireza Behnam
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Born in 1973, Alireza Behnam is an Iranian poet and journalist. He is living in Tehran and works as a journalist in liberal local newspapers. He is also a poet and you can see some translations of his poems on this site. He also writes down some criticism about cinema and literature.

In 1991 he attended Islamic Azad University at northern city of bojnord and in 1997 got his BSc in civil engineering. Afterwards he took a job in the now closed pro reform newspaper Akhbar. He was editor of art & literature in Azad daily newspaper which ended in august 2002 when a hardliner curt in Tehran banned it for the reason of publishing comments of a member of opposition.

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  • Faraway Tree (12/26/2005 5:49:00 AM)

    i don't know if i've ever read such beautiful poetry, you're a genius, i love it.

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Best Poem of Alireza Behnam


What a war it is when the earth looks at “what”
The trumpet is playing like the ashes remaining from the old wars
On the ruined magnificent chateaux
And it remains from the “it is war”
Like ever
Her ringlets rise from the petrol tubes from the rivers ruined by the colors of war
And fixes to a gaze from behind which gazes in to the labyrinth of tubes
It remains from the “ it is war” and goes on towards falling
A big bomb stands above and doubts to fall
It is a doubting bomb, it slips from her ringlets falls between the ...

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