AViD presents Kaveh Akbar

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Kaveh Akbar is one of America’s most recognized poets, and his debut novel, Martyr!, was released in January. The book was an instant bestseller and received universal acclaim, with The New York Times Book Review calling it “nothing short of miraculous.” Martyr! tells the story of a newly sober, orphaned poet and son of Iranian immigrants who embarks on a profound search for meaning – guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings. Akbar lives in Iowa City.