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Passwords: Sholeh Wolpé on Attar

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2017 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House
Admission: 
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members

Written in Persia in the 12th century, The Conference of the Birds by Attar remains a central work in the history of literature, in which the birds of the world have gathered in search of their ideal king. In celebration of her new translation, award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpé takes audiences on a journey through the soul’s search for meaning as she rediscovers the light of Attar, considered by Rumi to be the master of Sufi mystic poetry.

Presented as part of Bridging Cultures: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World.

Event Sponsored By: 
Co-sponsored by City Lore and Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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