He was born in Busher in South Iran at the Persian Golf in 1942. He studied Persian literature at the University of Shiraz.
Having published over 30 books, poetry books, critical articles and poetry for young people Babatschahi is today one of the most important contemporary Persian poets. Since he published the poetry book 'Nam Nam e Baranam' (I am gentle rain) in 1978 he is considered to make part of the postmodern and avant-garde poetry scene. So this tendency is represented in some of his work, like the essay book “Poetry in another situation”, which initiated a heated debate between its readers, most of his poetry is not to be classified to a certain form of poetry. In fact each of his books takes a way on its own, plays with form and language and develops by new plots a spontaneousness that is known from the poetry of the American writer John Ashbery.
Babatschahi has been working for 10 years in the poetry section of the well known literature magazine 'Adineh', which is forbidden by the Iranian department of Censorship.
Babatschahi lives in Teheran where he is directing a poetry work shop.
His poems have been translated into Arabic, German, Swedish, English, Russian and Kurdish.