Bänoo Zan landed in Canada in 2010. In her country of origin (Iran), she taught English literature at universities. She has been writing poetry since the age of ten and has published poetry, criticism, and translations. Her poetry has appeared in The Calling, Voices, Magnapoets, protestpoems.org, Mandegar, Zanan, and PEN International. Her book, The Song of Phoenix: Life and Works of Sylvia Plath, was reprinted in 2010.