Sholeh Wolpé

 I do not belong anywhere. I have an accent in every language I speak.                                











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• Tickets to Sholeh's new play, The Conference of the Birds, her adaptation of Attar's epic, is now available for purchase from Ubuntu Theater.  Nov. 30-Dec 16, Oakland, California. Get your tickets now

Wolpé’s concise, unflinching, and often wry free verse
explores violence, culture, and gender.”
—Poetry Foundation

A gifted Iranian-American poet beautifully explores love and
the loss of love, beauty and war and the ghosts of the past.
—Shelf Awareness Magazine

Through her translations of Iranian writers, and through four collections of her own poetry, Wolpé seeks to bridge the fierce political divide between her native Iran and her adopted Western homes—to pierce their mutual ignorance, and reveal one to the other.
—Guernica, a magazine of global arts & politics