Art United: a Generative Poetry Workshop with Kaveh Akbar


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Monday, April 1, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-01 10:00:00 2019-04-01 10:00:00 Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill, Jr. Library


Event Description

Art United will focus on communicating about the unconscious through poetry. Participants will work on individual and collaborative poems with acclaimed poet and editor Kaveh Akbar (author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf).

Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in The New YorkerPoetryParis Review, Best American PoetryThe New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James/Penguin UK 2017) and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, published by Sibling Rivalry. The recipient of a Levis Reading Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson.  

This workshop is co-sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing Program and the NC State University Libraries.

Photo credit: Marlon James

Free and open to all NC State students, staff, and faculty. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Kaveh Akbar, photo by Marlon James

Featured Speaker

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    Kaveh Akbar