Poetry Fellow Solmaz Sharif (2011-2012) has won 2 prestigious awards this Month.

She is a recipient of both the 2014 Rona Jaffe  Foundation Writers' Award, which identifies and supports women writers of exceptional talent in the early stages of their writing careers.

In addition, she has also won a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship which is one of the largest awards offered to aspiring poets in the United States.

Read more about this here and here