Monday, June 27, 2011

Sholeh Wolpé on Poetry in Iran: July 6, noon, IPS

Please join us for a reading and talk by Sholeh Wolpé:

Forbidden: Poetry as a Bridge Between Iran and America

Wednesday, July 6th, noon- 2pm at

the Institute for Policy Studies

1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC
Farragut North or Farragut West Metro
For more information:, 202-787-5210

The event is cosponsored by Split This Rock and Foreign Policy in Focus/The Institute for Policy Studies

Sholeh Wolpé is the author of Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad for which she was awarded the Lois Roth Translation Prize in 2010. She is the regional editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Norton), the guest editor of Atlanta Review (2010 Iran issue) and the poetry editor of the Levantine Review, an online journal about the Middle East. Sholeh is also the editor of Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles (forthcoming from MSU, 2012). Born in Iran, she presently lives in Los Angeles.

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