Kaveh Bassiri

Kaveh Bassiri

Project Description

Kaveh Bassiri intends to produce a full-length poetry collection that explores issues of faith, revolution, war, exile, home, assimilation, and the acquired tongue. The book will also bear witness to the challenges his family faced as first-generation immigrants.

Artist Bio

Kaveh Bassiri is an Iranian-American writer and translator. He is the author of two chapbooks: 99 Names of Exile, the winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize (2018), and Elementary English, the winner of the Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize (2019). His poems have been published in Best American Poetry 2020Best New Poets 2020Verse DailyVirginia Quarterly ReviewCopper NickelNimrod International JournalThe Cincinnati Review, and Shenandoah. He is also the recipient of a 2019 translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.