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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Solmaz Sharif. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Solmaz Sharif, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Solmaz Sharif. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Solmaz Sharif, often where they are interviewed.

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Aria Aber reads Solmaz Sharif's "The Master's House"

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Yooo we did it! Another week, another episode. In this one, the one-and-only Aria Aber brings in Solmaz Sharif's "The Master's House" to binge and revel and geek and play and laugh and pray. And oh did we—

ARIA ABER was raised in Germany. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and elsewhere. A graduate from the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, where she was the Writers in Public Schools Fellow, she holds awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Dickinson House, and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. For Spring 2020, Aber will be the Li Shen Visiting Writer at Mills College. She is at work on a second book of poems and a novel.

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, SOLMAZ SHARIF holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, the New York Times, and others. The former managing director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, her work has been recognized with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and an NEA fellowship. She was most recently selected to receive a 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship and the 2017 Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is currently an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Her first poetry collection, LOOK, published by Graywolf Press in 2016, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

May 20 2020 · 42mins
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Episode 21: Alonso Llerena on Solmaz Sharif, Peru's Armed Internal Conflict, and Being a Poet

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YouTube Edition of this episode: (https://youtu.be/b0xlsP_cW8M). This is the podcast version of my longer chat with poet and teacher Alonso Llerena, who you might recognize as a guest on the Flash Briefings! For the full episode, links and references, visuals of the reading materials, and more, check out the YouTube version. I promise the added visuals and sound effects are a worthwhile addition. For my podcast friends, though, listen in, listen well, learn deeply. More on Alonso Llerena -- Alonso is a poet and teacher in Washington D.C. of Peruvian descent. His work confronts being an immigrant here in the USA, but specifically as a Peruvian who left his country at a young age. His most recent work also addresses the Internal Armed Conflict Peru underwent from 1980-2000. ● The Poetry Vlog is a YouTube Channel and Podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through poetry, pop culture, cultural studies, and related arts dialogues. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to join our fast-growing arts & scholarship community (youtube.com/c/thepoetryvlog?sub_confirmation=1). Connect with us on Instagram (instagram.com/thepoetryvlog), Twitter (twitter.com/thepoetryvlog), Facebook (facebook.com/thepoetryvlog), and our website (thepoetryvlog.com).

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Nov 15 2018 · 36mins
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Episode #029 Perception Management: An Abridged List of Operations - Solmaz Sharif

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Solmaz Sharif's book "Look", published by Graywolf Press, has received critical praise and numerous accolades. Connor and Jack dig into a work from the collection "Perception Management: An Abridged List of Operations" a found poem that takes the names of real military operations and recontextualizes them to draw out infinite meanings and connections.

Connor finds connections to a Das Racist song and draws out multiple ways to read the poem. Jack gets thinking about Edwin Starr, wrestlers, Georgetown University Law professors, and the Punisher. Strap in, it's a wild one.

For more on Sharif: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/solmaz-sharif
For more on "Look": https://solmazsharif.com/look/

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PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT
An abridged list of operations
BY Solmaz Sharif

ANTICA BABILONIA • BAGHDAD • BASTILLE • ABILENE • SUICIDE

KINGS • GUN BARREL CITY • GOD HELP US (ALA ALLAH) • ARMY

SANTA • CAVE DWELLERS • ROCK BOTTOM • PLYMOUTH ROCK •

RAT TRAP • COWPENS • BAGHDAD IS BEAUTIFUL • BACKBREAKER

• BLOCK PARTY • SWASHBUCKLE • SWARMERS • PUNISHER •

BEASTMASTER • FLEA FLICKER • FIRECRACKER • LIGHTNING

HAMMER • IRAQI HOME PROTECTOR • TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER •

BONE BREAKER • IRON REAPER • BELL HURRIYAH (ENJOY

FREEDOM) • SPRING BREAK • ROCKETMAN • GLADIATOR •

OUTLAW DESTROYER • DIRTY HARRY • GOLD DIGGER •

UNFORGIVEN • RAGING BULL • THUNDERCAT • MR. ROGER’S

NEIGHBORHOOD • SHADYVILLE • HICKORY VIEW • SCORPION

STING • EAGLE LIBERTY • WOLFHOUND FURY • FALCON SWEEP •

FALCON FREEDOM • SCALES OF JUSTICE • RAPIER THRUST •

RELENTLESS HUNT • WOLF STALK • SWAMPFOX • TOMAHAWK •

CRAZYHORSE THUNDER • GERONIMO STRIKE • PATRIOT STRIKE •

QUICK STRIKE • RESTORING RIGHTS • CONSTITUTION HAMMER •

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION • MONEY WORTH • RODEO • ALOHA •

FOCUS • FLOODLIGHT • HARVEST LIGHT • RED LIGHT • RED BULL

• PITBULL • BRUTUS • HERMES • SLEDGEHAMMER • GRIZZLY

FORCED ENTRY • VACANT CITY • RIVERWALK • IRAQI HEART •

RUBICON • RAMADAN ROUNDUP • GOODWILL • LITTLE MAN •

ALKAMRA ALMANER (MOONLIGHT) • SALOON • STALLION RUN •

LION HUNT • AL SALAM (PEACE) • JUSTICE REACH • ROCK REAPER

• DEMON DIGGER • RAIDER HARVEST • IRON JUSTICE • UNITED

FIST • WHITE ROCKETS • DONKEY ISLAND • BARNSTORMER • SOUK

JADED (NEW MARKET) • CHURCH • CHECKMATE • KNOCKOUT •

BACKPACK • SOCCER BALL • DOCTOR • THERAPIST • HELPING

HAND • SCHOOL SUPPLIES • COOL SPRING • OPEN WINDOW •

GLAD TIDINGS OF BENEVOLENCE
Jan 27 2018 · 35mins
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Reading After Trump: Episode 4, Solmaz Sharif

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Jul 28 2017 · 34mins
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43. Solmaz Sharif

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Andrew Grace discusses poetry's responsilibity to be politically engaged with Solmaz Sharif, who insists, in response to the argument that "Art will improve under Trump," that freedom is the only force that will make art better, and explains how form can be used as a means of opposing American imperialism.
Mar 06 2017 · 26mins