Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems can be found in the New Yorker, Poetry, the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf and the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic. The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, Akbar was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida.

September 05, 2017

A poem from the Fall 2017 issue.

I always wanted to be a mother 
sucking pinches of moss like 
cough drops stuffing tiny pink
cheeks with breadcrumbs    would 
that make you love me more 
April 05, 2016

Once opened, the book immediately communicates to its reader what she needs to know: Olio is unlike any other book of poetry you have held.