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Kaveh Akbar & Charif Shanahan

Join Poet's Country and Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop for an evening of poetry readings by Kaveh Akbar and Charif Shanahan. 

KAVEH AKBAR is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems appear recently or soon in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Tin House, Oxford American, Boston Review, and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be out later this year with Alice James Books; he is also the author the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic. The recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Tallahassee. 

CHARIF SHANAHAN is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including Baffler, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, New Republic, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and A Public Space. A Puschart Prize nominee, he is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program/IIE, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Stanford University, where he is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.