Savareh Ilkhanizadeh
Suwara Ilkhanizada (1937–1976), was a Kurdish poet and writer. He was born in the village of Turjan near Bukan in the north-west of Iran. His family relocated to Bukan in the summer of 1954. He ...
Malak Jân Nemati
Malak Jân Nemati (or Malek Jân Nemati) was born in 1906 in Jeyhounabad, a village in Iranian Kurdistan. Also known as Sheikh Jâni and Saint Jani, she was a charismatic figure and a mystical writer and...
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Wafayi
Wafaei or Wefayî, (1844–1902), was a Kurdish poet. His real name was Abdorrahim. He was born in Mahabad in present-day north-western Iran. He finished religious studies in Mahabad and became a c...
Najiba Ahmad
Najiba Ahmad (1954 - present) (Kurdish:نه‌جیبە ئه‌حمه‌د, Necîbe Ehmed; pronounced [nəɟibə əħməd]) is a contemporary Kurdish writer, poet, and translator, born in northern city of Kirkuk. She studied K...
Abdulla Goran
‏Abdulla Goran (Kurdish: Ebdella Goran) was a Kurdish poet. He undoubtedly brought about a revolution in Kurdish poetry, and is also called the father of modern Kurdish literature. At this time Kurdis...
Cigerxwîn
Cigerxwîn or Cegerxwîn (pronounced Jigar Khwin; 1903 – October 22, 1984) was a renowned Kurdish polymath and nationalist.He is known to be one of the most influential Kurdish writers and poets in the ...
Arjen Arî
Arjen Arî (1956, Nusaybin, Turkey – 30 October 2012, Amed/Diyarbakir) was a contemporary Kurdish poet and writer.
He was born in the village of Çalê located in the region of Nusaybin in southeaste...
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Malaye Jaziri
Malaye Jaziri (Kurdish: Melayê Cizîrî), (1570-1640) was one of the most famous Kurdish writer, poet and mystic. His pen name was Nîşanî.He was born in Jazira (Cizre), the capital of Bohtan princip...
Choman Hardi
Choman Hardi (born 1974) is a contemporary Kurdish poet, translator and painter. She was born in Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan. In 1975 her family fled to Iran after the Algiers Accord but returned t...
Sheyda Hewramí
Sheyda Hewramí (Kurdish: Şeyda Hewramî) was a mid 18th-century Kurdish poet from the city of Kermanshah in Eastern Kurdistan.
Mawlawi Tawagozi
Ebdulrehîm Mela Seîd Mawlawi Tawagozi, (1806-1882), was a Kurdish poet and sufi. His pen name was Madum or Madumi, but he is also known as Mewlewi Kurd, Melewi means wise aged man.
He was born in...
Khanai Qobadi
Khanai Qobadi (ca.1700–1759) was an 18th-century Kurdish Jaff poet, and one of the main Gurani poets. He lived first in the court of the Ardalans, based in southern Kurdistan, then that of the B...
Eskerê Boyîk
Eskerê Boyîk, (*1941), is a Kurdish poet and writer. He was born into a Yazidi family at the village of Qundexsaz in Armenia. He went to school in his village and later in the village of Elegez. He co...
Abdurrahman Sharafkandi
Abdurrahman Sharafkandi or Hazhar or Hajar, (Kurdish: Hejar) (Persian: هژار‎ Hazhar)(1920 - February 21, 1991), was a renowned Kurdish writer, poet, linguist, and translator, from Iran.He w...
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Hemin Mukriyani
Hemin Mukriyani (1921–1986) was the pen name for Seyed Mohammad Amin Shaikholislami Mukri, Kurdish poet, journalist, translator, and literary critic.He was born in the village of Lachin, near Mahabad ...
Abdulla Pashew
Abdulla Pashew, or (Kurdish: Ebdulla Peşêw), is a well-known Kurdish poet. He was born in 1946 in Hewlêr, Iraqi Kurdistan. He studied at the Teachers' Training Institute in Hewlêr (Erbil), and par...
Abdul Karim Mudarris
Mala Abdul Karim Mudarris or Shaykh Abdul Karim Mudarris (1901–2005) (Kurdish:Mele Ebdilkerîm Muderîs) also known as Nami was the contemporary Kurdish poet, writer, translator, Faqih and the Mufti of ...
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Nuri Sheikh Salih Sheikh Ghani Barzinji
Nuri Sheikh Salih Sheikh Ghani Sheikh Abdul Qadir was an Iraqi Kurdish newspaper editor, activist, and poet. He was from the Barzinji tribe of Kurdistan. Nuri was born in the Sulaimaniyah neighbourhoo...
Sarhang Almas Khan
Sarhang Almas Khan (in Kurdish Serheng Ellmas Xan), was a Kurdish poet from the city of Kermanshah from Eastern Kurdistan - also known as Iranian Kurdistan.
Mahwi
Mahwi or Mehwî (Mala Muhammad Mela Osman Ballkhi), (1830-1906), was one of the most prominenet classical Kurdish poets and sufis from Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He studied in Sablakh and Sanandaj in Ir...
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Shami Kermashani
Shami Kermashani (in Kurdish: شامی کرماشانی), also known as Shamurad Mushtaq, (1927-November 23, 1984),was a famous Kurdish poet from the city of Kermanshah from Eastern Kurdistan - also known as Iran...
Ahmad Hardi
Ahmad Hardi (1922—2006) (Kurdish: Ehmed Herdî) was a prominent Kurdish poet.He was born into an intellectual family in Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan. He possessed a deep knowledge of classical K...
Muhammad Wali Kermashani
Muhammad Wali Kermashani (in Kurdish Mihemmed Wely Kirmaşanî (1901-?) was a Kurdish poet from the city of Kermanshah from Eastern Kurdistan - also known as Iranian Kurdistan).
Abolqasem Lahouti
Abolqāsem Lahūtī (1887 - 16 March 1957) (Tajik: Абулқосим Лоҳутӣ, Persian: ابوالقاسم لاهوتی‎), also transliterated as Abulqasim Lahuti and Abulqosim Lohuti, was a Persian poet and political acti...
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Kajal Ahmad
Kajal Ahmad or Kejal Ehmed, (1967- ), is a contemporary Kurdish poet, writer and journalist.She was born in Kirkuk. She began writing poetry in 1986, and became a journalist in 1992. In addition to po...