Ahmad Reza Ahmadi (born May 20, 1940 in Kerman, Iran) is an Iranian poet, playwright and painter.
His deep acquaintance with the ancient poetry and literature of Iran and Nima’s poetry became the basis for starting and establishing a completely different movement in contemporary poetry. From the age of twenty, he began to write poetry seriously. He published his first collection of poems entitled Tarh in 1340, which attracted the attention of many poets and critics of the 1940s. He also has works in children’s literature.
Ahmad Reza Ahmadi is the founder of the New Wave style in contemporary Iranian poetry in the 1940s. In the second half of this decade, the New Wave became a modernist movement in Iranian culture and influenced stories, plays, theater, cinema and painting. The third Journalists’ Poetry Award was held in a different and private ceremony at Ahmad Reza Ahmadi’s house. In the same year, the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents presented a statue of a flying pencil to Ahmad Reza Ahmadi in his honor.