Maral Taheri

Maral Taheri is a poet from Afghanistan. Her poetry collection translated from Persian to English by Hajar Hussaini won the 2024 Mo Habib Translation Prize in Persian Literature and will be published by Deep Vellum in 2026. 

As an activist, she was involved in women’s rights movements in Iran and Afghanistan, working with independent and nonprofit campaigns. In the aftermath of the fall of Kabul and the start of the Woman, Life, Freedom movement in Iran, she left Iran and is now based in France, where she is pursuing political asylum.