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2017 Conference on Poetry Fellow: Soraya Shalforoosh

Soraya Shalforoosh

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Soraya Shalforoosh’s first collection of poetry, This Version of Earth was published by Barrow Street in November 2014.  Soraya has been a featured poet in the Journal of the Academy of American Poets Emerging Poet Series, and has had poems and reviews in  Black Earth Institute, Apogee Journal, Taos Journal, Barrow Street, Lumina Journal, Skanky Possum, Marlboro Review, WSQ, Brink: An Anthology of Post Modern American Poetry, Tribes.org, Good Foot,  Four Corners, etc. Soraya has her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School and as an undergraduate at Clark University, won first place in the Prentiss Cheney Hoyt Poetry award. Ms. Shalforoosh has been a guest poet at William Paterson University in NJ, Berkeley College in New York, San Jose State University and guest speaker at the American Embassy in Algeria.

Read “You Would Have Been Seventy-Seven Today” by Soraya Shalforoosh

Date: January 24, 2017