Brenau will host a poetry reading by award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpé on Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Banks Recital Hall at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville historic campus. After her poetry reading, Wolpé will follow up with a Q & A session at Brenau’s Writing Center in the Trustee Library at 3:30 p.m.
Sholeh Wolpé´ is a poet, editor, and literary translator. She was born in Iran and spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the United Kingdom before settling in the United States. Recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim Award, the 2013 Midwest Book Award, and the 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize, Wolpé´ is the author of three collections of poems and two books of translations.
She has also edited three anthologies. Her most recent works, Breaking the Jaws of Silence – Sixty American Poets Speak to the World and Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, were published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2013.
Readings will be from her collections of poetry: Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, Rooftops of Tehran and The Scar Saloon. The poetry reading and Q&A session are free and open to the public, but there is limited seating. For information visit www.berry.edu/gpc or call 770.534.6179.