Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet, literary translator and writer. Her publications include four collections of poetry, a play, three books of translations, and three anthologies. Wolpé is the recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim, 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, among others. About her latest collection of poems, Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, Shelf Awareness Magazine writes, “A gifted Iranian-American poet beautifully explores love and the loss of love, beauty and war and the ghosts of the past.” Wolpé’s modern translation of The Conference of the Birds by the 12th century Iranian Sufi mystic poet, Attar, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. It has been hailed by Reza Aslan as a translation that is “sure to be as timeless as the masterpiece itself”.  Website: www.sholehwolpe.com