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February 19, 7:30 p.m. in The Writing House
Explore the intersection of faith and daily life with poet, essayist and fiction writer Kazim Ali.
His books include several volumes of poetry, including “Sky Ward” (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), “The Far Mosque,” winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award, “The Fortieth Day” (BOA Editions, 2008), and the cross-genre text “Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities” (Wesleyan University Press, 2009). He has also published a translation of “Water’s Footfall” by Sohrab Sepehri (Omnidawn Press, 2011), and (with Libby Murphy) “L’amour” by Marguerite Duras (Open Letter Books, 2013). His novels include “Quinn’s Passage” (blazeVox books), named one of “The Best Books of 2005” by “Chronogram” magazine and “The Disappearance of Seth” (Etruscan Press, 2009), and his books of essays include “Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence” (University of Michigan Press, 2010), and “Fasting for Ramadan” (Tupelo Press, 2011).
In addition to co-editing “Jean Valentine: This-World Company” (University of Michigan Press, 2012), he is a contributing editor for AWP Writers Chronicle, associate editor of the literary magazine “FIELD” and founding editor of the small press Nightboat Books.
He is an associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College.
Tickets are $18 Adult, $15 Senior and $10 Youth and can be purchased online through the ticketing website. To purchase by phone, call the box office at 231.276.7800 or 800.681.5920.