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Kaveh Akbar

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Visiting Assistant Professor


Kaveh Akbar’s poems appear recently in The New Yorker, Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshares, PBS NewsHour, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, Boston Review, and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, is just out with Alice James Books; he is also the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic. The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently teaches in the Purdue University MFA program and in the low-residency MFA program at Randolph College.