Kazim Ali

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 CitiesAli has also written 5 works of fiction, 4 nonfiction books and he has translated 4 books. Most recently "Abahn Sabana Davidby 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.