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Darius Atefat-Peckham is an Iranian-American poet and essayist. His work has appeared in Texas Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Brevity, Rattle, and elsewhere. Atefat-Peckham lives in Huntington, West Virginia with his family and his Golden Retriever, Ivy. He currently attends Interlochen Arts Academy, where he serves as a head editor of Interlochen Review. In 2018, Atefat-Peckham was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2018-2019 National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor presented to youth poets presenting original work.