Born in Mashhad in 1962, Azita Ghahreman is one of Iran’s leading poets. She has lived in Sweden since 2006, and has published five collections of poetry: Eve’s Songs (1983), Sculptures of Autumn (1986), Forgetfulness is a Simple Ritual (1992), The Suburb of Crows (a collection reflecting on her exile in Sweden that was published in both Swedish and Farsi, 2008), and Under Hypnosis in Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet (2012). Her poems directly address questions of female desire and challenge the accepted position of women. A collection of Azita’s work was published in Swedish in 2009 alongside the work of Sohrab Rahimi and Christine Carlson. She has also translated Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends into Farsi (2000). Azita’s poems have been translated into German, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese, Swedish, French and English.