Reading by Poet Solmaz Sharif

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Reading by Poet Solmaz Sharif

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Reading by Poet Solmaz Sharif

Monday, May 13, 2019
4:00 PM
193 Kaplan Hall


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Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her debut collection LOOK (Graywolf Press) was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 PEN Open Book Award. In 2017, Sharif was the recipient of the 27th annual PEN Center USA Literary award in Poetry for LOOK. Sharif has published poetry in the New Republic and Poetry, and has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, English