Prof. Solmaz Sharif to give 2023 Maghsoodnia Poetry Reading

August 17, 2023

Solmaz Sharif will give the 2023 Maziar Maghsoodnia Memorial Fund Reading on September 13, 2023 at 4pm in the David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room. Following, she will be in conversation with Lubna Safi.

Solmaz Sharif is currently the Shirley Shenker Assistant Professor of English at U.C. Berkeley. She is the author of Customs (Graywolf Press, 2022) 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.

Lubna Safi is a Ph.D. candidate in MELC and the author of Your Blue and the Quiet Lament: Poems.