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NPR Pitches Solmaz Sharif’s Look

Freshly shortlisted for the National Book Award, Solmaz Sharif’s Look offers at first glance a quick observation, and at longer investigation a deep set of considerations for those yearning to analyze our political philosophy overseas (and at home), writes NPR’s Mina Tavakoli: Look, the debut collection of poetry from Solmaz Sharif, opens with all the […]
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Rumpus Reviews Solmaz Sharif’s Look

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At the Rumpus, Brandon Amico reviews Solmaz Sharif’s newest collection of poetry, Look. A response to her life in the United States after her family was displaced by conflict, this new collection published by Graywolf Press is, in A...

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National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry Announced

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Today, the New Yorker takes a look at the longlist in the poetry category for the National Book Awards. The list is a mix of established poets and emerging poets, with Donika Kelly and Solmaz Sharif’s first books appearing in 2016. ...

‘As Much About Language As It Is About War’: PBS NewsHour Features Solmaz Sharif

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