Visiting Artist Kaveh Akbar

Poetry Reading

May 3, 2018
4:00 p.m.

Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
Room 104
Sullivan Road
College Hill, Easton, PA

Kaveh Akbar‘s poems appear recently in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, and elsewhere. His first book, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, is just out with Alice James in the US and Penguin in the UK. He is also the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and teaches in the MFA program at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College.

Read some of his poems online:

“Despite My Efforts Even My Prayers Have Turned Into Threats”
“River of Milk”
“Against Dying”