Poet Solmaz Sharif to Deliver Vassar’s Annual Elizabeth Bishop Lecture

Sep. 26, 2023, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Spitzer Auditorium, 212 Sanders Classroom

Sharif is the author of Customs (Graywolf Press, 2022) and Look (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, the New York Times, and others. Her awards include a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University, as well as fellowships from the NEA, Lannan Foundation, and Stanford University. She is currently teaching at U.C. Berkeley.

The event is free and open to the public.

The 2023 Elizabeth Bishop lecture is made possible through a gift by Priscilla H. Rockwell and H.P. Davis Rockwell, and by the English Department.

Portrait of Solmaz Sharif
     Solmaz Sharif
     Photo: Cassidy Araiza