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Danez Smith and Kaveh Akbar In Conversation

Danez Smith & Kaveh Akbar

Danez Smith and Kaveh Akbar share sublime food experiences, discuss their latest collections and ask one another how best to bring community into poetry.

Danez Smith

Danez Smith is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead and [insert] boy, winner of the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the 2015 Lambda Literary Award. Danez is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is a founding member of the Dark Noise Collective.

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Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is an Iranian-American poet and scholar. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf, and the chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic.

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