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Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé reads "To Salah Al Hamdani, November 2008" by Sam Hamill, followed by her own poem entitled "The Deep Dive".

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Duration: 7:43

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iran-born poet, literary translator, and editor. Her publications include Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad — winner of the Lois Roth Translation Prize in 2010.   She is the editor of The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and Its Exiles and a regional editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East edited by Reza Aslan.

Special thanks to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries for use of the broadside.

Center for Near Eastern Studies