Shame, Stigma and Sin: From Tahirih, to Forugh, to Us Sholeh Wolpé, University of California, Irvine

When and Where

Friday, February 26, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Online Event


Sholeh Wolpé


In this webinar, Wolpe will discuss aspectsof the political and social consequencesof Tahirih and Forugh's physical, spiritual, and emotional expressions of intimacy and their far-reaching effect on the subsequent generations of female Iranian-born poets, including herself.

Sholeh Wolpéis an Iranian-born poet, playwright and librettist. About her poems, the Poetry Foundation writes, “Wolpe’s concise, unflinching, and often wry free verse explores violence, culture, and gender.” Named a “2020-2021 Cultural Trailblazer” by the City of Los Angeles Departmentof Cultural Affairs, Wolpé is the recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim, 2013 Midwest Book Award, 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize as well as artist fellowships and residencies in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Australia and Switzerland.

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Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies