October 21, 2019

Lucifer | Reza Julaie | Ali Salami

The sky was red and dismal. Clouds of dust were blowing in the wind. The dry branches of the trees were swaying. The man put up […]
October 21, 2019

Another Birth | Fourough Farrokhzad | Ali Salami

My entire soul is a murky verse Reiterating you within itself Carrying you to the dawn of eternal burstings and blossomings In this verse, I sighed […]
October 21, 2019

Near A Distant Realm | Sohrab Sepehri | Ali Salami

There was a woman at the door Standing with a body as ever I approached her: Her image flooded my eyes. Speech turned into wings of […]
October 21, 2019

Winter | Mehdi Akhavan Sales | Ali Salami

They will not answer your hello Their heads are hanging low It’s from their breasts they seek warmth No one can raise a head to meet […]
October 21, 2019

Love Came So Red | Simin Behbahani | Ali Salami

Love came so red And though it came late A red rose is growing in snow; How wonderful! Love, O love, O love How far am […]
October 21, 2019

The Alley | Fereydoun Moshiri | Ali Salami

I walked through the alley again on a moonlit night My body, a pair of eyes seeking your sight My soul, a cup brimming with your […]

Writer’s bio


A li Salami is a literary scholar, lexicographer, translator and Professor of English Literature and Translation Studies at the University of Tehran. Salami has written extensively on gender, discourse, Shakespeare, postcolonial literature and human rights.

For years, he has worked with numerous international human rights organizations, given them advice and consultation and held a number of legal and human rights workshops at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.