Haleh Liza is a poet, vocalist, and translator. She is inspired by the mystical poetry of her Persian heritage, by the lush jungles of the Amazon where she roamed, by poets and environmentalists from around the world, and by her daily life in Brooklyn.
Haleh Liza has toured with past projects Haale and The Mast through the US and Europe playing venues such as the David Byrne-curated series at Carnegie Hall, the Bonnaroo Festival, UNC Chapel Hill, Celebrate Brooklyn the Mimi Fest, and the World Music Fest in Chicago.
Haleh is currently completing a series of poems and songs dedicated to the river she grew up on and is continuing her work on a translation project of Rumi poems. Her poems have been published by Columbia University Press and Rattapallax Press. She has recited her poems and translations at various venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fetzer Institute’s Gathering on Love and Forgiveness, Verses of Hope hosted by Brainpickings, and the Taos Poetry Festival. She has led workshops in which she explores Rumi’s poetry and mystical themes that run through his work at Dartmouth University, University of Cincinnati, MCLA, and the Wanderlust festival.
Haleh received her BS in Biology from Stanford U and her MFA from CCNY in Poetry, where she completed a thesis of original poems and translations of the Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri. Haleh lives in Brooklyn. https://www.halehliza.com/