Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Kaveh Akbar is the founder and editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with the most vital voices in contemporary poetry. His poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Georgia Review, PBS NewsHour, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Alice James Books will publish his debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, in November 2017 and Sibling Rivalry Press will publish his chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, in January 2017. Akbar is the recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. He was born in Tehran, Iran and currently lives and teaches in Florida.
Anselm Berrigan's books of poetry include Come In Alone, Primitive State, Notes from Irrelevance, and Free Cell. He is the current poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, an arts and culture monthly, and is editor of What Is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know): Interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter 1983-2009, forthcoming from Wave Books in the spring of 2017. With his mother, Alice Notley, and brother, Edmund Berrigan, he co-edited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan, both published by University of California Press. From 2003-2007 he was Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City. He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, and was awarded a 2015 Process Space Residency by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a Robert Rauschenberg Residency by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2014.
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