Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper, where he interviews major voices in contemporary poetry. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Tin House, Paris Review, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, APR, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017) and full-length collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017). His second full-length collection, Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf, 2021) is upcoming. Akbar has received a Pushcart and a Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2016, Akbar was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.
Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and is currently a professor in the MFA program at Purdue University and in the low-residency programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson.