Anvari, Ali Awhad Al-Din

Anvari, ’Ali Awhad Al-Din


Born early 12th century in Khaveran, in Khorasan; died late 12th century in Balkh. Persian-language poet.

Anvari, author of a large divan, was one of the creators and outstanding masters of a new, rhetorical “Iraqi” style of panegyric poetry. However, he renounced the style at the end of his life and condemned it in a special cycle of poems in the qit’ah genre.


Divan, vols. 1–2. Tehran, 1337–40 A.H. (A.D. 1959–61).


Zhukovskii, V. Ali Aukhad-eddin Enveri. St. Petersburg, 1883.
Istoriia persidskoi i tadzhikskoi literatury. Edited by Jan Rypka. Moscow, 1970. (Translated from Czech.)