blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2018  Vol. 17 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Kaveh Akbar
translating Negar Emrani

Kaveh Akbar is the author of two books of poetry: his debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017), and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). His poems have appeared in The New YorkerPoetry, American Poetry ReviewPloughsharesTin House, and elsewhere. Akbar was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship in 2016. He is a visiting assistant professor of poetry at Purdue University.  end

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