poet with his cat

Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar reads poems from Calling A Wolf A Wolf (Alice James Books 2017) and Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021). We talk about technology of language–its limitations and failures–and ways of working to subvert it. We also talk about addiction, country roads and cats.

Playlist:

Angel Olsen, Creator, Destroyer

T Rex, Cosmic Dancer

Frank Ocean, Nights

Liars, Drum and the Uncomfortable Can

Mitski, First Love