blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2020  Vol. 19 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Kaveh Bassiri
translating Nima Yushij

Kaveh Bassiri is an Iranian-American writer and translator. His chapbook, 99 Names of Exile (Newfound, 2019), was the winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize. His translations have appeared in journals such as Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Guernica, and The Massachusetts Review. He is also the recipient of the Bellingham Review’s 49th Parallel Award, the Witter Bynner Poetry Translation Residency, and a 2019 translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Bassiri holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature with a focus on translation at the University of Arkansas.  end

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