coming September 2017

0

Calling a Wolf a Wolf


Forthcoming April 2018

“The struggle from late youth on, with and without God, agony, narcotics and love is a torment rarely recorded with such sustained eloquence and passion as you will find in this collection.”
—Fanny Howe, Second Childhood

“You can open this stunning debut, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, anywhere and find the critical tenderness that permeates Kaveh Akbar’s work. The work here means to go out on limbs, be it to fling blossoms, chew fireflies, or to push old nests into the river once the rearing is done. There is an engagement here with faith that extends beyond religion. The poet engages the Wolf in much the same way as creator, whom he tells us “loves the hungry more than the full.” Akbar’s poems are as reverent and irreverent in the face of addiction as they are in the search for self. The poems have as much audacity as humility, a rare mix of openness in a time of flinching anxiety.”
–francine j. harris

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
0 Comments

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply