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Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the author of two poetry collections, Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf; a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic; and the recently published novel Martyr!. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine. The recipient of honors including multiple Pushcart Prizes, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, and the Levis Reading Prize, Akbar was born in Tehran, Iran, and teaches at the University of Iowa and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. In 2014, Kaveh founded Divedapper, a home for dialogues with the most vital voices in American poetry.

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