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Rooftops of Tehran
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Rooftops of Tehran is a collection of poetry told from the perspective of a woman who has lived in the world of Persian-Islamic culture and immigrated to the United States. Wolpe writes with a keen insight into humanity the rich characters this world gives rise to.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Acknowledgments
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. Section 1. Rooftop
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Rooftop
  2. pp. 15-15
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  1. I Was Sung into This World
  2. pp. 16-18
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  1. Section 2. View from Above
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. The Cross-Eyed Girl
  2. pp. 21-21
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  1. The Attack of the Crows
  2. pp. 22-22
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  1. Rain, Rain All Week
  2. pp. 23-23
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  1. Surgeons
  2. pp. 24-24
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  1. Orphanage in Shiraz
  2. pp. 25-25
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  1. Tehran Treats
  2. pp. 26-26
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  1. Knowing the Food on the Table
  2. pp. 27-27
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  1. She Forgot
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. Home
  2. pp. 30-30
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  1. Rooftops of Tehran
  2. pp. 31-31
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  1. Confined
  2. pp. 32-32
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  1. Longing
  2. pp. 33-33
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  1. Shimran Café Adventure
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Middle Eastern Eyebrows
  2. pp. 36-36
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  1. Sweet Sixteen
  2. pp. 37-37
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  1. Secrets
  2. pp. 38-38
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  1. Shame
  2. pp. 39-39
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  1. Villages of the Unseen
  2. pp. 40-40
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  1. Religious Education
  2. pp. 41-41
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  1. The Village Well
  2. pp. 42-42
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  1. By the Caspian Sea
  2. pp. 43-43
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  1. Suicidal Stars
  2. pp. 44-44
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  1. Arrival
  2. pp. 45-45
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  1. Your Toes
  2. pp. 46-46
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  1. Azza, The Ceremony of Grief
  2. pp. 47-47
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  1. At Her Father’s Memorial Service
  2. pp. 48-48
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  1. The Six-Fingered Man
  2. pp. 49-49
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  1. Waiting
  2. pp. 50-50
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  1. Awakening
  2. pp. 51-51
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  1. View from Above
  2. pp. 52-52
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  1. Section 3. The Tulips of Tehran
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. The Tulips of Tehran
  2. pp. 55-55
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  1. Censored Poem
  2. pp. 56-56
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  1. Daddy’s Key
  2. pp. 57-57
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  1. Telephoning a Poet
  2. pp. 58-59
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  1. The Men, Plural
  2. pp. 60-60
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  1. Stoning the Prostitute
  2. pp. 61-61
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  1. Honor
  2. pp. 62-62
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  1. Bam
  2. pp. 63-63
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  1. After the Tsunami
  2. pp. 64-64
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  1. His Parents “Disappeared” in the Suburbs of Tehran
  2. pp. 65-65
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  1. “Endless Love,” Islamic Revolutionary Style
  2. pp. 66-66
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  1. Eternal Prayer
  2. pp. 67-67
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  1. History Lesson
  2. pp. 68-68
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  1. Going Back to Iran
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. Section 4. No Apple Trees in This Paradise
  2. pp. 71-72
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  1. Morning After the U.S. Invasion of Iraq
  2. pp. 73-73
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  1. The Wall
  2. pp. 74-75
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  1. Step Out
  2. pp. 76-76
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  1. The Photograph
  2. pp. 77-77
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  1. In the End What Folly
  2. pp. 78-78
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  1. No Apple Trees in This Paradise
  2. pp. 79-79
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  1. And So It Goes . . .
  2. pp. 80-80
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  1. Holy Water
  2. pp. 81-81
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  1. The Outsider
  2. pp. 82-82
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  1. Moral America
  2. pp. 83-83
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  1. At Reno Airport
  2. pp. 84-85
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  1. Los Angeles, 2007
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. The Deep Dive
  2. pp. 88-90
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  1. Section 5. Defiance
  2. pp. 91-92
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  1. Naked
  2. pp. 93-93
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  1. Weed Killer
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. The Appointment
  2. pp. 96-96
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  1. Max Ernst’s “A Hundred Thousand Doves”
  2. pp. 97-97
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  1. Bees
  2. pp. 98-98
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  1. Walking in the Woods
  2. pp. 99-99
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  1. That Desire Called Sin
  2. pp. 100-100
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  1. If Only We Could Hear Fish Sing
  2. pp. 101-102
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  1. Section 6. Axing the Horses
  2. pp. 103-104
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  1. Axing the Horses
  2. pp. 105-108
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  1. Vocabulary
  2. pp. 109-109
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  1. References
  2. pp. 110-112
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