How family tragedy, Iranian heritage influenced the work of National Student Poet
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Darius Atefat-Peckham reading in The Writing House with Interlochen Arts Academy creative writing faculty members Joe Sacksteder and Brittany Cavallaro looking on.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
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National Student Poet Darius Atefat-Peckham.
Courtesy of Darius Atefat-Peckham
At the Library of Congress later this month, five teenagers from across the country will be honored as National Student Poets.
Among those five is Darius Atefat-Peckham, a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy.
As a National Student Poet, Atefat-Peckham will serve as a literary ambassador for the Midwest region, helping other young people to find their own literary voice.
Listen above to hear Atefat-Peckham read his poem, “The Sufi Woman," talk about his current poetry reading list, and describe how his late mother and Iranian-American heritage inspire his creative passions.
This post was written by production assistant Gabrielle Horton.
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