Poems translated by Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-American poet, translator, playwright, and librettist. Her work includes twelve books of poetry, including the Abacus of Loss: A Memoir in Verse (Univ. of Arkansas Press, 2022), as well as translations and anthologies, several plays, an oratorio, choral librettos and multi-media projects. Her translations of 12th century Sufi mystic poet, Attar, The Conference of the Birds (W.W. Norton & Co), and 20th century Iranian rebel poet Forugh Farrokhzad, Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad (Univ. of Arkansas Press) have garnered awards and established Wolpé as a celebrated literary translator. She lives in Los Angeles and Barcelona.

  • Two Poems translated from the Persian by Sholeh Wolpé

    I’ve heard the volley of a thousand soldiers,