submitted by Darya Simon
In support of Iran’s Green movement and the upcoming June 12 anniversary of the contested election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejat, poet Sholeh Wolpe has written a new poem, "The Green of Iran."
The Green of Iran
For Iran’s youth who have kept the Green Movement alive
About Sholeh Wolpe: Sholeh Wolpé is the author of Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad for which she was awarded the Lois Roth Translation Prize in 2010 by the American Institute of Iranian Studies. Sholeh is the associate editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, edited by Reza Aslan (Norton), the guest editor of Atlanta Review (2010 Iran issue) and the poetry editor of the Levantine Review, an online journal about the Middle East. Her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages. Sholeh was born in Iran and presently lives in Los Angeles. More info at www.sholehwolpe.com