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.
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 2020, Best New Poets 2020, Verse Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, Nimrod International Journal, The Cincinnati Review, and Shenandoah. He is also the recipient of a 2019 translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.