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Wrap up National Poetry Month with Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar

Friday, April 30th, the Center for Advanced Study is hosting An Evening of Poetry and Spirituality with Kaveh Akbar, part of their MillerComm lecture series. From the event page:

Poet Kaveh Akbar’s work is exciting, beautiful, often disorienting and urgent. Reflected in his poems are the many facets of his identity—he is Iranian-American, largely Midwestern, queer, Muslim, and in recovery. He is thereby situated in the new wave of poets drawing not only on technical mastery, but also the immediacy of their lived experiences to connect with new audiences for linguistically-charged art.

The Zoom presentation will begin at 7 p.m.; you need to register here.

Akbar participated in last year’s Pygmalion, performing in the Literary Marathon and The Worst Show Ever with Nabil Ayers.

Top image from Center for Advanced Study. 

Staff writer

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