Ahmadi was born in 1940 in Kerman, Iran. He moved to Tehran in 1948. In Tehran he attended the Adab school and in 1954 entrered Dar ol-Fonoun. Two individuals who according to him have been instrumental to his love for literature are his maternal nephew, the writer Abdolrahim Ahmadi, and his teacher at Dar ul-Fonoun, Mr Mohammad Shirvāni.
Ahmadi's first book of poetry, Tarh (Sketch), was published in 1962. His poetry has its roots in French Surrealism and the American Imagists specially in poets like Saint John Perse, Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon and Ezra Pound.
- Ahmad Reza Ahmadi at the Internet Movie Database
- Some poems of Ahmadreza Ahmadi in English
- Some Poems In English
- Shoka Sahrā'i, The Poet of Delight and Loneliness, in Persian, Jadid Online, 14 March 2009, .
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