Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet and writer. Her publications include four collections of poetry, a play, three books of translations, and three anthologies. Wolpé is the recipient of the PEN/Heim, Midwest Book Award and Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, among others. Her modern translation of The Conference of the Birds (W.W. Norton & Co, 2017) by the 12th century Iranian mystic poet, Attar, has been hailed by Reza Aslan 'as sure to be as timeless as the masterpiece itself.' She is based in Los Angeles.

The Photograph Snapped at the Mosque

Large, square, black and white. A father, an uncle, a sheik, and an Imam – turban on his head, earth color aba draped across his wide shoulders, silver wire glasses. He is smiling. They’re all smiling, looking down at a …

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