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MILLERCOMM LECTURE SERIES An Evening of Poetry and Spirituality with Kaveh Akbar

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study | Hosted by: History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 30, 2021   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Kaveh Akbar
Cost
No Cost
Registration
Registration
Contact
Courtney Becks
E-Mail
bexlib@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Library Calendar

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.

Kaveh Akbar is a poet who teaches at Purdue and the low-residency programs at Randolph and Warren Wilson Colleges. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and Paris Review, among other publications, and he recently became the poetry editor at The Nation. His latest collection Pilgrim Bell, which I can personally assure you is stunning, is to be released by Graywolf this coming August.

 

To register:
https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uSJvujypRIGpINOWbquYUA

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