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The People’s Poetry Archive presents: Solmaz Sharif

March 13, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of Customs (Graywolf Press, 2022), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Look (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award. She holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, the New York Times, and others. Her work has been recognized with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lannan Foundation, and Stanford University. She is currently the Shirley Shenker Assistant Professor of English at U.C. Berkeley.


March 13, 2023
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139 United States
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