Solmaz Sharif Wins 20th Annual Levis Reading Prize

February 6, 2018

Solmaz Sharif has been named the winner of the 2017 Levis Reading Prize for her poetry collection, Look. The prize is awarded annually for the best first or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year, and is presented by the Department of English and its MFA in Creative Writing program in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The prize honors the late poet Larry Levis, who served on the VCU faculty at the time of his death in 1996. Sharif will receive an award of $5,000 and will read from her prize-winning work March 29 at 7 p.m at James Branch Cabell Library in Richmond, followed by a reception in her honor.

For more information on Solmaz and this year award event, please see VCU News.

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