Shahram Shiva

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Shahram Shiva
Citizenship American
Occupation Performance poet, author, translator, teacher, lecturer, and recording artist
Years active 1990s–present
Website ShahramShiva.com

Shahram Shiva (Persian: شهرام شیوا‎‎) is a performance poet, award-winning translator, scholar and author. He is also a teacher of advanced spirituality, a lecturer, and a recording artist, whose principal subject is Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet and philosopher. Shahram Shiva translates and renders the poetry of Rumi directly from the original Persian.[1]

Shahram Shiva was born in Persia to a family of Jewish heritage and migrated to the US in his mid teens. He began translating Rumi's poetry in 1988.

Since 2009 Shahram Shiva has expanded his repertoire to include new original lyrics and songs.

Shahram Shiva is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post on the subject of spirituality.[2]

Shahram Shiva taught Robert Downey Jr. the whirling movement in the movie Game 6 directed by Michael Hoffman (director).[3]

Performances[edit]

Since 1992, Shahram Shiva has been presenting concerts at numerous venues, including the United Nations, the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Joyce Theater, Kripalu Center, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, New York Open Center, Yale University, Columbia University, and New York University, among many others.[4]

From April 25 to May 5, 1998, Shiva performed in his own opera, Until the Next Whirl, at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Prophet Is You: The Art of Limitless Living. Not published yet.
  • Rumi, Thief of Sleep: Quatrains from the Persian. Foreword by Deepak Chopra. Hohm Press.
  • Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi. Jain Publishing.[6]
  • Rending the Veil: Literal and Poetic Translations of Rumi. Hohm Press. (Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award)[7]
  • A Garden Beyond Paradise: The Mystical Poetry of Rumi. Bantam Books.

Discography[edit]

  • Love Evolve, a collection of 10 songs. A mix of Rumi poetry set to music, and original songs with lyrics by Shahram Shiva. Produced by the GRAMMY Award-winner Danny Blume and Shahram Shiva.
  • Rumi: Lovedrunk (Remastered), 2012 Release. A remastered release with enhanced sound and new cover design. A collection of 10 songs with lyrics based on Rumi poems, as translated and interpreted by Shahram Shiva. Produced by Olivier Glissant and Shahram Shiva.
  • Rumi: Lovedrunk, a collection of 10 songs with lyrics based on Rumi poems, as translated and interpreted by Shahram Shiva. Produced by Olivier Glissant and Shahram Shiva.

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