Leah Naomi Green & Kaveh Akbar

Join us for a reading with Graywolf poets Leah Naomi Green and Kaveh Akbar, who will read from their essays included in Raised by Wolves: Fifty Poets on Fifty Poems, A Graywolf Anthology. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: Raised by Wolves is a unique and vibrant gathering of poems from Graywolf Press’s fifty years. The anthology is conceived as a community document: fifty Graywolf poets have selected fifty poems by Graywolf poets, offering insightful prose reflections on their selections. What arises is a choral arrangement of voices and lineages across decades, languages, styles, and divergences, inspiring a shared vision for the future. Included here are established and emerging poets, international poets and poets in translation, and many of the most significant poets of our time.

With an introduction by Graywolf publisher Carmen Giménez, Raised by Wolves is an echoing outward of poetry’s possibilities.

About Leah Naomi Green: Leah Naomi Green is the author of The More Extravagant Feast (Graywolf Press), selected by Li-Young Lee for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and named “one of the best books of 2020” by The Boston Globe. She is the recipient of a Lucille Clifton Legacy Award, a Civitella Ranieri fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets Climate Action Poetry Prize, among other honors. Green teaches environmental studies and English at Washington and Lee University. She lives in an ecological community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, where she and her family homestead and grow much of their food for the year.

About Kaveh Akbar: Kaveh Akbar is the author of the poetry collections Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf, as well as the novel Martyr! He has received honors such as a Levis Reading Prize and multiple Pushcart Prizes. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in low-residency programs at Warren Wilson and Randolph Colleges.