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


Washington DC


Poems and Translations

At Brookdale College, New Jersey, USA  2017


VWS Studio 17 TV interview
Michael Broak interviews Sholeh Wolpé about her work as a poet, writer and translator.

POETRY LA Interview Series
Mariano Zaro Interviews Sholeh Wolpé about her work as a poet and literary translator


Sholeh Wolpé 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


























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