Kaveh Akbar, 41st Annual ODU Literary Festival


Kaveh Akbar


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University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Kaveh Akbar's poems appear recently in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, and elsewhere. His first book, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, is just out with Alice James in the US and Penguin in the UK. He is also the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Akbar was born in Tehran, Iran, and teaches in the MFA program at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College.


Monday, October 22, 2:30pm

Tim Seibles, Festival Co-director, and Remica Bingham-Risher welcomed the audience who introduced the Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program, John McManus. John McManus gave out two five hundred dollar prizes and honored two MFA students. The undergraduate award went to Thristan Tucker and the Graduate award went to Will Yardbo. Remica Risher welcomes Lusia Igloria to the stage. Igloria introduces the Kaveh Akbar.

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