Kaveh Akbar

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Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, Paris Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James/Penguin UK 2017) and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, published by Sibling Rivalry. The recipient of a Levis Reading Prize and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. He is currently working on an anthology of sacred poetry for Penguin Classics.


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