Global Poets Series: Writing the War
A reading and conversation with Solmaz Sharif and Brian Turner
In collaboration with the International Students and Scholars Office
Thursday March 30, 2017 7pm
World Room, Pulitzer Hall
Born in Istanbul, Turkey to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of Look (Graywolf Press), a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Kenyon Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Witness and elsewhere. A former managing director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Sharif has been awarded a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, scholarships from NYU and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She is also the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.