Garous Abdolmalekian, born 1980, is an acclaimed young Iranian poet and the author of five poetry books that have been reprinted several times: The Hidden Bird (2002), The Faded Colors of the World (2005), Lines Change Places in the Dark (2008), Hollows (2011), and Acceptance (2015). He is the recipient of the Karnameh Poetry Book of the Year Award (2003) and the winner of the Iranian Youth Poetry Book Prize (2006). Abdolmalekian has also participated in numerous international poetry gatherings, such as the Voix Vives poetry festival in France (2011) and the Merci Poesi Festival in Sweden. His poems have been translated into Arabic, French, German, Kurdish, and Spanish. Abdolmalekian is presently the editor of the poetry section at Cheshmeh Publications in Tehran and the executive editor of publications at the Youth Poetry Office in Iran.