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Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé was born in Tehran to an Iranian father and a Turkmen mother. She spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States. Wolpé’s work includes six collections of poetry, four books of translations, several plays, and three anthologies.

Wolpé has performed her poems and translations with world renowned musicians at the Quincy Jones Presentsseries on Broad Stage, the Skirball Cultural Center Series, Los Angeles Aloud, and the LACMA stage, among others. She has taught poetry and literary translation at Stonecoast’s MFA program, and was the 2018 Inaugural Writer in Residence and Visiting Associate Professor at UCLA, and is a literary consultant at The  Broad in Los Angeles. She is married to sociologist Edward Telles and is based in Los Angeles. 

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