Close Readings in a Virtual Space

With Kazim Ali

July 16, 4pm

Kazim Ali leads a lose reading of a poem (TBD) in partnership with The Flowchart Foundation.

Kazim Ali’s poetry collections include The Far Mosque (2005), which won Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award, The Fortieth Day (2008), Sky Ward (2013), and Inquisition (2018). His prose includes The Disappearance of Seth (2009), Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (2009), Resident Alien: On Border-crossing and the Undocumented Divine (2015), Anaïs Nin: An Unprofessional Study (Agape Editions, 2017), and the essay collection Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies (2018). He is also the author of the novel Quinn’s Passage (2005), named one of the Best Books of 2005 by Chronogram magazine, and the experimental novel, written as a musical score, The Secret Room: A String Quartet (Kaya Press, 2017). He has translated Marguerite Duras’s Abahn Sabana David (2016) and When the Night Agrees to Speak to Me (forthcoming December 2020) by Ananda Devi. In 2003 Ali co-founded Nightboat Books and continues to serve as an editor with the press. Ali has been a regular columnist for the American Poetry Review and a contributing editor for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ Writer’s Chronicle. He is currently professor of Literature and Writing at the University of California, San Diego.