Visiting Writers Series: Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis
This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.
Pushcart Prize Winning Poet and Levis Reading Prize Winner
Author of Space Struck and Curator of Ours Poetica YouTube Series
Kaveh Akbar’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of two books of poetry—Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017). He is also the author of a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry, 2017). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Levis Reading Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. Currently he serves as the Poetry Editor for The Nation.
Paige Lewis is the author of Space Struck (Sarabande Books, 2019). Their poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, the Georgia Review, and elsewhere. Lewis is the curator of the YouTube series Ours Poetica. They currently teach at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA program at Randolph college.
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