Dive into the uplifting, heart-opening and alchemical poetry of the Persian sage and mystic Rumi, with acclaimed New York translator, poet and educator Haleh Liza Gafori.

Poems can offer insights that change our lives, inspiring new ways of seeing and being. The words of Rumi have long been a source of guidance, solace, ecstasy and aesthetic delight.

In this two-hour workshop, you will hear new translations of Rumi’s poetry, accompanied by sections of the original text in Persian to give you an insight into the astounding rhythms and music of the poems.

Gafori, author of Gold: Rumi, has led many workshops on the poet, and on Sufi mystical thought.

About The Author

Haleh Liza Gafori Headshot

Haleh Liza Gafori

Haleh Liza Gaforiis a poet, translator, and musician born in NYC of Persian descent. Her book Gold, translations of poems by the Persian sage and mystic Rumi, was published by New York Review Books in March of 2022. A graduate of Stanford University, her own work has been published by Columbia University Press, Literary Hub, and Rattapallax. As a musician, she has toured extensively with various projects, adapting Persian poetry to song and performing at venues such as David Byrne’s One Note at Carnegie Hall, Celebrate Brooklyn, and Bonnaroo. She performs and teaches workshops on Rumi’s poetry at universities, arts centres, and festivals across the US.