In the past few weeks, I've had the extreme pleasure of engaging in an exciting dialogue with the poet Solmaz Sharif, whose debut poetry collection, Look, was just released by Graywolf Press. The results of our back and forth--which ranged from discussions of the role of politics in art to how gender effects survivors of war--are now posted on The Paris Review's website. There are some very important nuggets here (all from Sharif, natch), and many left on the cutting room floor. This conversation assured me that Sharif has so much to offer our literature and our world. Read the entire thing here.