Poetry Reading: Kaveh Akbar
Poetry at Bennington—Fall 2017
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper, where he interviews major voices in contemporary poetry. His poems have appeared in Poetry, APR, Guernica, PBS NewsHour, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Along with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, francine j. harris, and Jonathan Farmer, he is part of the monthly poetry podcast All Up in Your Ears. He is the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, January 2017) and full-length collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017). He was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida. In 2016, Akbar was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.