Niloufar Talebi

Niloufar Talebi’s hybrid memoir Self-Portrait in Bloom (2019) is a literary biography with selected translations of Ahmad Shamlou. Its companion opera, Abraham in Flames (2019, co-created with composer Aleksandra Vrebalov), and her TEDx Berkeley talk are based on her encounters with Shamlou. She is the editor/translator of Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World (North Atlantic Books, 2008). Her theatrical projects include ICARUS/RISE (2007), The Persian Rite of Spring (2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Fire Angels (2011, Carnegie Hall), and other works at Stanford Live and the Kennedy Center. Ms. Talebi was a 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the country of Georgia and currently working on a book on Home.  IG: @niloufar_talebi_artist