Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali was born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian and Egyptian descent. He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Albany-SUNY, and an M.F.A. from New York University. His books encompass several volumes of poetry, including Sky Ward, winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award; The Fortieth DayAll One’s Blue; and the cross-genre text Bright Felon. His novels include the recently published The Secret Room: A String Quartet and among his books of essays is Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. Ali is an associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College. His new book of poems, Inquisition, and a new hybrid memoir, Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies, will both be released in 2018.

Upcoming Events with Kazim

March 07 to March 10
AWP Events, Tampa, Florida
March 15
Reading with Kazim Ali at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
March 19
Kazim Ali Reading at KGB Bar, New York City, New York
April 03
Kazim Ali Reading at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 13 to April 14
Kazim Ali at Sonoma Writers Conference, Sonoma California
April 19 to April 21
Kazim Ali at Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, DC
April 23 to April 26
Ada Limón & Kazim Ali at Grossmont College, El Cajon, California
May 21
Kazim Ali Reading at Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

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