Writers in the Woods: Kaveh Akbar
Come hear, meet, and exchange ideas with well-known poets and writers from all over the country at SNU Tahoe’s Writers in the Woods readings and workshops.
Kaveh Akbar is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017; Penguin UK, 2018). He is also the author of a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry, 2017). Kaveh is the recipient of the Levis Reading Prize, Pushcart Prize, Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.
“Akbar has what every poet needs: the power to make, from emotions others have felt, memorable language nobody has assembled before.”
- Stephanie Burt, Yale Review
Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. With Sarah Kay and Claire Schwartz, he writes a weekly column for the Paris Review called "Poetry RX." Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, PBS NewsHour, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His next work, Pilgrim Bell, is forthcoming in 2021 (Graywolf).
author website: kavehakbar.com