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Kaveh Akbar visits the Binghamton Center for Writers

“It wasn’t until Gabriel squeezed away what was empty in him that the Prophet could be filled with miracle.”. These are the words of Kaveh Akbar in his poem “The Miracle,” from the collection “Pilgrim Bell.”. Akbar, who is known for being extremely earnest and easily...
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Visiting Poet Kaveh Akbar to Teach Masterclass And Read At MCC

MANCHESTER, CT — Manchester Community College is slated to host the visiting poet Kaveh Akbar on March 21, for a masterclass and reading of his work, in the SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium. Tje program is on tap to start at 4:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to...
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Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher are joined by poet Kaveh Akbar to talk about his latest collection,

Pilgrim Bell. Whereas Akbar's previous collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, meditated on addiction and the challenges of recovery, Pilgrim Bell figures a turn to the spiritual and the possibility of repair, focusing on the damaged self, the abuses of empire, penitence, the failures of the faithful, and untamable efforts at submission and devotion.
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Poetry Is Doing Great: An Interview with Kaveh Akbar

Enthusiasm is at the heart of Kaveh Akbar’s literary endeavor. Since the publication of his 2017 debut collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, a hyperspeed, ultrasensory journey through addiction, recovery, and spirituality, he’s become one of the best-known poets in America, and that’s saying something in this moment when poetry is suddenly, somehow, cool. But before that, Akbar was already a tremendous presence—a prototypical online influencer, sharing pictures of pages from other poets’ books with his many followers, spreading the gospel far and wide. Calling a Wolf a Wolf was a phenomenon, reaching thousands of readers, many of whom discovered and fell in love with poetry through their feeds. Though Akbar has since left social media, he remains an advocate through his work as poetry editor of The Nation. When I spoke to him over Zoom, he was at an artists’ residency at Civitella, in Italy, and despite the distance and shaky internet connection, we gabbed about the life-or-death practice of poetry like the pair of gleeful nerds we are.
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Kaveh Akbar Pits The Self Against The Sacred In His New Poems

Words, though they seem limitless in quantity, tend to exist within boundaries: What you can understand or learn through the vessel of language, you can just as easily misunderstand or forget. In his sophomore poetry collection Pilgrim Bell, Kaveh Akbar shapes language into prayer, into body, into patchwork — clarifying only what can be known.