Solmaz Sharif's book choices from her time in Tucson

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 othersHer 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.