Biografía

Mohsen Emadi, Poeta, traductor, programador y cineasta. Ha publicado los poemarios La flor en los renglones (Lola Editorial, España, 2003, trad. de Clara Janés), No hablamos de sus ojos (Goo Publishing, Irán, 2007), Las leyes de la gravedad (Olifante, España, 2011, trad. de Clara Janés), Visible como el aire, legible como la muerte (Olifante, España, 2012, trad. varios), Abismal (CrC, México, 2016, trad. varios) y Standing on Earth (Phoneme Media, EE.UU., 2016, trad. de Lyn Coffin), Suomalainen Iltapäivä (Olifante, version de Antonio Gamoneda entre otros); así como el libro de conversaciones con Clara Janés y Antonio Gamoneda, De la realidad y la poesía (Vaso Roto, 2010). Su poesía ha sido traducida a varios idiomas, y es fundador y editor de la Antología persa de poesía mundial. Como realizador, ha dirigido varios documentales poéticos entre los que destacan Querido Antonio, sobre la influencia de la Guerra Civil en la poesía de Antonio Gamoneda; La única patria, que contiene la última entrevista de Juan Gelman, o Un poeta y su exilio, acerca del exilio de Luis Cernuda en México. Su trabajo poético ha recibido diversos reconocimientos, como el Premio Internacional de Poesía de Miedo (Casa del Poeta, Trasmoz, España, 2010), la Beca FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange, Finlandia, 2010), la IV Beca Internacional Antonio Machado (Soria, España, 2011), la Beca ICORN (Red internacional de ciudades para escritores refugiados, 2012-2015) y la VI Distinción Poetas de Otros Mundos (Fondo Poético Internacional, 2015). Actualmente reside en México.

Mohsen Emadi was born in Sari, in northern Iran province of Mazandaran. He began writing poems during childhood and appeared in numerous magazines as a young adult. In 1995, he moved to Tehran to study computer engineering at Sharif University of Technology, where he co-founded multiple student magazines and co-organized two conferences on cinema and philosophy, all confronted by university authorities. Being influenced by Federico García Lorca and the folklore of Mazandaran, he got to know Ahmad Shamlou as his mentor, and was introduced to Generation of ’27 of Spain by him. He was an active member of Iranian Student Protests of July 1999, and again 10 years later, 2009 Iranian presidential election protests, the latter forcing him to leave the country. He landed in Finland in 2009 to study digital culture at University of Jyväskylä. Later he lived in Czech Republic and Spain, before moving to Mexico in August 2012, working as a lecturer and researcher in poetry and comparative literature. Author of 7 collections of poetry, Emadi’s work have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, English, French, Portugués, Arabic, Finnish, etc.