He was born into an intellectual family in Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan. He possessed a deep knowledge of classical Kurdish, Arabic and Persian poetry and has had an enduring influence on the modern Kurdish poetry. He was a leading figure in the Kurdish liberation movement. After the Algiers Accord, he moved to Iran in 1975 and later to U.K. in 1993. His daughter Choman Hardi is a well known Kurdish poet, and his son Asos Hardi is a prominent journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan and founder of Hawlati and Awena independent newspapers. His first collection of poems was first published in 1957 and has been re-published several times since then.
- The Secret of Solitude, 1957
- Sheyholislami, Jaffer (June 7, 2011). Kurdish Identity, Discourse, and New Media. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 201. ISBN 9780230119307.
- Astley, Humphrey (12 November 2015). "Poets perform for literature lovers at Woodstock Poetry Festival". The Oxford Times. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- The Passing of a Kurdish Icon – Ahmad Hardi, Oct.29, 2006.
- Ahmad Hardi, International Journal of Kurdish Studies, January 2005.
- About Choman Hardi, Kathleen McDermot.
- When the secret of lips and the secret of eyes unite, A poem by Ahmad Hardi, translated by Dr. Kamal Mirawdeli.
- (http://www.ahmedhardi.com/ Ahmed Hardi)
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