Kaveh Akbar’s poems appear in The New YorkerParis Review, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His new book of poems is Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021), he is also editor of The Penguin Anthology of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine (Penguin Classics 2020). Born in Tehran, Iran, Kaveh Akbar teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Warren Wilson and Randolph Colleges.