Afghan poetry and literature

List of Afghan poets

Below is a short list of some of the profound and well know Afghan poets. If you would like to help out and add to this section, then please contact us.

Further readings


The ghazal is an ancient and an art form very unique to Dari, though it has since been utilised by a number of other languages, including Pashto, Turki, and Urdu. It is not known exactly when the first ghazals were written, as most of them perished in the destruction of the Mongol invasions of the 13th century...Read more


The name “charbeiti” literally means “four beits”, though it is alternatively (and more accurately) called a “dubeiti” – a poem two beits. This poetic form, like the ghazal, is uniquely dari...Read more