Global Poets Series: Writing the War

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.

Brian Turner is the author of two poetry collections, Here, Bullet which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others; and Phantom Noise, which was shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry. He is also the author of a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country. Turner served seven years in the US Army, including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. The recipient of an Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, a US-Japan Friendship Commission Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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