Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of the poetry collection LOOK (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for poetry.
Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated, prolific writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.
You learn a lot about people when you see them doing what they love. So on Tuesday we caught up with poet, attorney, and Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver at one of her favorite spots, Arcaro Boxing Gym in the Central District. We’ll talk to her at our second Sparked Seattle event June 8.