Irfanulla Shariff has been writing poetry for several years. He has a great passion for writing inspirational poetry. His work has been published in various American poetry magazines and anthologies. His poems were selected to appear in “The Sound of Poetry”, a special audio CD and tape collection. He was presented an International Poet of Merit Award by the International Society of Poets in 2002.

Irfanulla’s poetic influences are Rumi, Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. He is a member of Illinois State Poetry Society and Academy of American poets. By profession, he is a Computer Scientist, Telecommunications Engineer and Project Management Professional.