This year among its many literary offerings Red Hen Press in
Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) says this about Sholeh and The Scar Saloon: "In a world where cultures and religions are recklessly facing off, Sholeh Wolpé writes careful poems that cast a light on some of what we all hold in common."
Chris Abani, prize-winning novelist and poet praises The Scars Saloon's power of empathy. According to Abani, "Sholeh Wolpé's poems are political, satirical, and unflinching in the face of war, tyranny and loss. Talismanic and alchemical, they attempt to transmute experience into the magic of the imagined. But they also dare to be tender and funny lyrical moments. This book is remarkable and unexpected."
Charles Harper Webb, author of Liver (winner of the Felix Pollak Prize)
and Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies writes, "The Scar Saloon is a
humane and compassionate book in which horror is balanced by love, pain by
pleasure, denial by sensuality, seriousness with humor. Many of the poems
are set in the
Sholeh is the recipient of several awards for her poetry and is the
director and host of Poetry at the Loft, a successful cultural
arts venue in
The Scar Saloon can be purchased at any independent bookstore, through online stores such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, and directly through Red Hen Press. For more information on Sholeh Wolpé visit www.sholeh.info.
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