Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist and professor of creative writing and comparative literature.
Ali has penned five books of poetry, including his book The Far Mosque which won Alice James Books' New England/New York Award and the cross-genre text Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities. Ali has also written 5 works of fiction, 4 nonfiction books and he has translated 4 books. Most recently "Abahn Sabana David" by Marguerite Duras, which Ali translated from the original French.
Ali’s forthcoming titles include: Uncle Sharif's Life in Music, a collection of short stories; The Secret Room: A String Quartet, a novel; and Anais Nin: An Unprofessional Study, a new book of essays. Ali is also an associate professor at Oberlin College.
Ali will be reading at the MCLA Design Lab in downtown North Adams on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 PM.