Sholeh Wolpé (Georgia Poetry Circuit poet) campus visit & reading
In conjunction with The Georgia Poetry Circuit, the Department of Writing & Linguistics is pleased to announce that poet Sholeh Wolpé will be giving a public reading of her poetry on Wednesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in IT 1005. The reading is free and open to the public.
Wolpé was born in Iran, and spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States. She is a recipient of 2014 PEN/Heim award, 2013 Midwest Book Award, and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize. Her eight publications include three collections of poetry, three anthologies and two books of translations. Her most recent publications are Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, and Breaking the Jaws of Silence: Sixty American Poets Speak to the World (both from the University of Arkansas Press, 2013.) Her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals and anthologies worldwide, and been translated into several languages. She lives in Los Angeles.
The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.