Esmail Nooriala is a Persian poet and political activist based in Denver, Colorado. He was one of nine founders of the Association of Iranian Writers. He has worked with a range of literary magazines and publications, including "Bamshad", "Negin" ("Gemstone"), "Jazveh-e Sher" ("Poetry Pamphlet"), and others. He has also published a number of books, such as "Rooms with Closed Doors," "With the People of the Night," "The Forbidden Country," and "Theories of Poetry." He is one of the founders of the Cultural Association of Researcher, as well as a member of the collaborative council of the Network of Green Secularists.