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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