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Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper, where he interviews major voices in contemporary poetry. His poems have appeared in PoetryAPR, Guernica, PBS NewsHour, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Along with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, francine j. harris, and Jonathan Farmer, he is part of the monthly poetry podcast All Up in Your Ears. He is the author of the forthcoming chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, January 2017) and full-length collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, late 2017). He was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida. In 2016, Akbar was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.