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Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar’s poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Times, Best American Poetry and elsewhere. He is the author of two books of poetry – Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf – and the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine. Born in Tehran, Iran, Akbar teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programmes at Randolph and Warren Wilson colleges. Currently, he serves as Poetry Editor for the Nation.

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