Kaveh Akbar’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Tin House, PBS NewsHour, A Public Space, Guernica, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is also the founder and editor of Divedapper, a home for dialogues with vital voices in contemporary poetry. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, September 2017) and the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry). Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran and currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida. He will be a visiting professor at Purdue University in Indiana in Fall 2017.