Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths
a poem in seven movements   by Sholeh Wolpé
Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Washington DC


POETRY LA Interview Series

Mariano Zaro Interviews Sholeh Wolpe about her work as a poet and literary translator


Sholeh Wolpè reads her poems

accompanied by renowned tar player, Sahba Motallebi



Walt Whitman in Persian and English

Translated by Sholeh Wolpé and Mohsen Emadi


Translating Whitman

Sholeh Wolpé talks about the process of translation to students at Chapman University

I Was Sung Into This World

Poem by Sholeh Wolpé



Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, the rebel poet of Iran

from: Sin–Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad



Rhyme By Rhyme

By 19th Century Iranian poet, Tahirih

Translated and performed by Sholeh Wolpé




Sholeh Wolpé speaking at Hammer Museum




Mamak Khadem’s Music Video of I AM Neda, by Sholeh Wolpé








2010  Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize Awarded to Sholeh Wolpé



I See The Sea 

Sholeh Wolpé reads her translation of Sham Langeroodi

accompanied by Sahba Motallebi



I Was Sung Into This World  by Sholeh Wolpé

Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Music:  Sahba Motallebi



Sholeh Wolpé with Sheida Mohammadi at the LA Times Festival of Books

Presenting poems from The Forbidden, Poems from Iran and Its Exiles

Sheida reads her poem in Persian, Sholeh follows with the translation



Watch  Sholeh’s message after she was interviewed on Andisheh TV


























World Literature Today –– Sholeh Wolpe reads her translation of Forugh Farrokhzad’s “Reborn”


ALOUD SERIES of Los Angeles Public Library presents a reading from Tablet & Pen, Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East  with Reza Aslan, Sholeh Wolpe, Howard Gordon, Amy Bender, Necar Zadegan, Heather Gram, Gideon Diego


qarrtsiluni  a literary magazine — Sholeh Wolpe reads her translations of three modern Iranian poets: Sham Langeroodi, Sheida Mohammadi, and Mohsen Emadi


WPR Public Radio —  Here on Earth — Reza Aslan (editor) and Sholeh Wolpe (regional editor) speak about their anthology, Tablet & Pen


KUSP Poetry Show — July 19,2011  poems from Sholeh’s first book, The Scar Saloon