Visiting Writer Kaveh Akbar

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, 2001

Poet Kaveh Akbar is one of six visiting writers hosted this semester by the Creative Writing Program

Kaveh Akbar is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf. He is also the author of a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic. Kaveh is the recipient of the Levis Reading Prize, Pushcart Prize, Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. With Sarah Kay and Claire Schwartz, he writes a weekly column for the Paris Review called "Poetry RX." Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, PBS NewsHour, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, and elsewhere.