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Reading by Solmaz Sharif

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 5:00pm

Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium (G70 Klarman Hall) 232 Feeney Way, Ithaca

The Fall 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series continues with a reading by poet Solmaz Sharif.

Solmaz Sharif was born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, and is the author of Look, 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 an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at Arizona State University where she is inaugurating a Poetry for the People program. Her second poetry collection, Customs, was published by Graywolf Press in March 2022.

Book signing to follow.

We are proud to partner with Buffalo Street Books at this event. Buffalo Street Books is Ithaca’s community-owned cooperative bookstore, dedicated to re-imagining the ways an independent bookstore can serve its community. Solmaz Sharif’s books are available online, in store, and on site at the reading. Show your student ID at BSB and get 10% off every day!

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Customs by Solmaz Sharif

Looks by Solmaz Sharif


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This event is presented by the Department of Literatures in English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

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