This week we welcome Sholeh Wolpé as our guest blogger. Sholeh was born in Tehran, Iran, and has lived in Trinidad, the UK, and the United States. Her publications include Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), Rooftops of Tehran (Red Hen, 2008), The Scar Saloon (2004), and Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad (2007) which awarded the 2010 Lois Roth Translation Prize. Find a complete list of titles here. Wolpé is the editor of The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its exiles (Michigan State University Press, 2012), Breaking the Jaws of Silence--Sixty American Poets Speak to the World (University of Arkansas Press, 2013), and a regional editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Norton 2010).
Her Persian translation and reading of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself (co-translated with Mohsen Emadi) was launched by the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program in October 2012, in celebration of Whitman’s work. Find out more about Sholeh Wolpé here.
In other news . . .
This week we begin our Year in Review. Beginning Monday, November 5 and continuing through the end of the year we will post selections from each of this year's wonderful guest bloggers. We're sure you will be inspired to look for more work by our contributors and to buy their books as holiday gifts.
Tonight: Thursday, November 8, 7-9 PM Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley, CA: BAP 2012 West Coast Launch with star-studded lineup of readers! Find more information here.