Shira Wolfe

Shira Wolfe is a Dutch-American poet and writer who lives and works between Belgrade, Amsterdam and Berlin.

She is a regular contributor to Artland Magazine, where she writes about the contemporary art world and art history, and also works for the poetry foundation Perdu in Amsterdam.  

With a background in practice-based-research, theatre and curatorial studies, she combines her experience as a researcher and artist with her insight into the cultural landscapes of countries in Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.  



Dichtersmarathon 2022, Perdu
Participated in Perdu’s annual Dichtersmarathon (Poetry Marathon) with excerpts from the poetry collection Wider Than the Sky and from the forthcoming book Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.


Wider Than the Sky
A year of daily haiku

The poetry collection Wider Than the Sky compiles one year of daily haiku poems by Shira Wolfe, with illustrations by
Laslo Antal, an
d reveals the details of a life lived between Belgrade, Amsterdam and Berlin. The poetry collection appeared in English, Dutch and Serbian.  

This is a limited art edition of 31 copies. Each consists of 13 folded double-sided DIN A4 sheets in a plastic case, 14 x 10,5 cm, and comes with a signed original artwork by Laslo. The last copies in this limited edition are currently on sale at the following bookstores:

Perdu (Amsterdam)
Boekie Woekie, books by artists (Amsterdam)
Saint George’s English bookstore (Berlin)

A second limited edition print will be out in March 2022.  


Haiku poetry published in haiku magazine Under the Bashō

Art communications

2017 – present

Offering structural advice and support to artists working across different fields, in particular visual artists and music. Connecting artists to spaces and people that fit, and organising exhibitions and concerts.   

Laslo Antal visual art

Judith Wolfe visual art

Andy Pavlov music

Co-founder Talas Creative Therapies

2017 – present

Talas Creative Therapies is the first dramatherapy organisation in Serbia, organising dramatherapy workshops for vulnerable groups and experience groups in Belgrade, Serbia. The members of Talas are engaged in the writing of academic articles and participation in conferences to contribute to the knowledge in the field. The aim of the work is to help people access their creativity and work on their biographical material in a safe way through the aesthetic distance of characters, stories and a variety of art forms.

In June 2021, we published an article about our dramatherapy project with refugees in Serbia in Dramatherapy, a Sage Journals publication. Access the article here:
“In/visible Faces: dramatherapy as a tool for creating a space of possibilities with refugees”