Morteza Dehghani is a poet and literary translator who writes in English and Persian. He is the author of two collections of poetry: Send My Roots Rain, in English (published by North Waterloo Press, 2013) and The Whale Who Breaks the Surface of Morning in Persian (published in Iran by the Maya Press, 2016). He is a four-time winner of the Creative Writing Award at the University of Waterloo where he is just about to defend a PhD on elegy and the intersection of this poetic form with essayistic elegiac films. He is also currently translating a selection of poems by the American poet Robert Hass.