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Kaveh Akbar/Jane Hirshfield

Kaveh Akbar's new book, Pilgrim Bell, will be published by Graywolf in 2021. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph and Warren Wilson College.


Jane Hirshfield’s many books include The Beauty, long-listed for the 2015 National Book Award; Given Sugar, Given Salta finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award; and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (2015). Her ninth poetry collection will be Ledger (Knopf, 2020).