Poets & Writers: Solmaz Sharif
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Solmaz Sharif’s first poetry collection, LOOK, was published by Graywolf Press in 2016 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, she holds degrees from UC 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 elsewhere. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, an NEA fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. The former managing director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, she is currently an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at Arizona State University.
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