Sheida Mohamadi, poet and fiction writer, was born in Tehran, Iran. She is the author of three books, a work of lyrical prose, Mahtab Delash ra Goshud, Banu! (The Moonlight Opened its Heart, Lady!); a novel, Afsaneh-ye Baba Leila (The Legend of Baba Leila); and a collection of poems, Aks-e Fowri-ye Eshqbazi (The Snapshot of Lovemaking). A new collection of her poems, Yavashhaye Ghermez (Crimson Whispers) is currently in press. She was Poet in Residence at University of Maryland in 2010. Her poems have been translated into different languages, including English, French, Turkish, Kurdish and Swedish.