Solmaz Sharif’s first poetry collection, “Look,” will be published by Graywolf Press in July. Her poetry has appeared in Granta, The New Republic, Poetry, and others. She has most recently been selected to receive a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award as well as a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Sharif holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University.