Writers@Grinnell Welcomes Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis
4:15 p.m. Roundtable; 8 p.m. Reading; Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. in Rosenfield Center, Room 101.
Kaveh Akbar’s poems appear in the New Yorker, Paris Review, New York Times, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017), and editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse (Penguin 2022). Born in Tehran, Iran, Akbar teaches at the University of Iowa and in the low-residency Master of Fine Arts programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. Since 2020, he has served as poetry editor for The Nation.
Paige Lewis is the author of Space Struck (Sarabande Books, 2019). Their poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2017, Gulf Coast, The Massachusetts Review, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. Lewis currently lives and teaches in Iowa City.
In addition, Akbar and Lewis will lead a roundtable discussion at 4:15 p.m. in Humanities and Social Studies Center, Room S1325.