Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar

An Evening with Poet Kaveh Akbar

Poet Kaveh Akbar will present a brief craft lecture on--and reading of--"poems that break," followed by a conversation with Creative Writing faculty member Heather Christle. Attendees will be invited to join in with their own questions via chat.

6:30 p.m., EST, Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Zoom Registration Link: https://emory.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uXc3ghZYQw6TR0D5ANEVGA


Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, Paris ReviewBest American PoetryThe New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of two full-length collections: Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf, 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James, 2017). The recipient of a Levis Reading Prize, multiple Pushcart Prizes, 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.