Sholeh Wolpé is an award-winning Iranian-born poet and writer. Wolpé is a recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim, 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, Wolpé’s literary work includes four collections of poetry, two plays, three books of translations, and three anthologies. She is the Writer in Residence and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. About her work, poet and critic Kwame Daws writes, “Wolpé’s beautiful poems are at once sensual, meditative, raw in their honesty, and judicious in their fit use of language.” The inaugural 2018 Writer-in-Residence at UCLA, her literary work numbers over 12 collections of poetry, translations, and anthologies, as well as several plays. Her most recent publications include The Conference of the Birds (W.W. Norton & Co), and Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths (University of Arkansas Press.) Her work has been translated into several languages.