Reza Farmand was born in 1956 in Tabriz, Iran and spent his elementary and junior high years in Teheran. Later, he studied Social Sciences in India and English Studies in Denmark. Poetry seduced him since an early age. His first volume of poetry, The Eternal Dance, was published in Iran in 1984 but was censored and banned for containing words like "breast" as well as addressing social issues. He’s lived in Denmark since 1985. He has published eight volumes of poetry outside of Iran. His most recent volumes are, My Mother did not Become Beautiful, White Nights, and Polar Poems.