From the Stacks is a regular series on the Poetry Center Blog in which we solicit authors to wander our library and choose books that have been important to them and/or that they recommend.
Solmaz Sharif’s poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and others. Her first poetry collection, Look, is published by Graywolf Press (July 2016). A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University.
Paterson by William Carlos Williams
Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Cooling Time by C.D. Wright
Notebook of a Return to My Native Land by Aimé Césaire
Passion by June Jordan
American Journal by Robert Hayden
Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 edited by Mahmoud Darwish
In the Mecca by Gwendolyn Brooks
Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos
The Life of Poetry by Muriel Rukeyser
Complete Minimal Poems by Aram Saroyen
ZONG! by M. NourbSe Philip (as told to the author by Setaey Adamu Boateng)
New Collected Poems by George Oppen
From the Stacks selections from Danniel Schoonebeek and Solmaz Sharif are available near the copier in the library for a limited time.