Darius Sepehri was born in Iran and moved to Australia at the age of five. He has an abiding passion for Persianate culture and poetry as well as for English and world poetry, writing, film, religions, art history, philosophy, and the natural world. He is a researcher and writer at the University of Sydney in the Department of International and Comparative Literary Studies, where he is completing a doctoral thesis. He has published translations of Hafez, on whom he plans to continue working, and a long essay on the influence of Persian poetry on Judith Wright in Southerly.
He placed second in the 2017 Calibre Essay Prize for his essay 'To Speak of Sorrow'.