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National Writers Series: Kaveh Akbar

Shawn K Roach

Kaveh Akbar is an Iranian-American poet who has published two books of poetry. He’s also the poetry editor of The Nation magazine. Now he’s written a novel inspired by his own life, called “Martyr!” Kaveh spoke with fellow writer and education manager for the National Writers Series, Ari Mokdad. Ari is also a former student of his.

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