Kaveh Akbar & Tom Comitta

Comitta’s contribution to this event is supported in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems appear recently or soon in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Tin House, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017) and the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry). 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, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida.

Tom Comitta

Tom Comitta is the author of ◯ (Ugly Ducking Presse), SENT (Invisible Venue), First Thought Worst Thought: Collected Books 2011-2014 (Gauss PDF) and Airport Novella (forthcoming from Troll Thread). From 2011-12 he co-conducted SF Guerilla Opera, a roving sound poetry troupe that gave voice to texts at numerous locations around the Bay Area including the Civic Center BART and the Berkeley Art Museum. This summer his collaboration with the choreographer duo Fire Drill, Bill: The Musikill, will appear in Minneapolis’s Momentum dance festival. He lives in Los Angeles.

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