Darius Atefat-Peckham

Darius Atefat-Peckham is the author of Book of Kin winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize (Autumn House Press 2024). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Poem-a-Day, The Georgia Review, Indiana Review, Shenandoah, The Journal, Rattle and elsewhere. He’s also been included in many anthologies, including My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora (University of Texas Press). In 2018, he was selected by the Library of Congress as a National Student Poet. Atefat-Peckham is also the author of the chapbook How Many Love Poems, (Seven Kitchens Press) and editor of his mother’s, Susan Atefat-Peckham’s, posthumous collection Deep Are These Distances Between Us (CavanKerry Press, 2023). He grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, attended Interlochen Arts Academy, and received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard. He’s currently a Poetry Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas.

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