K. Silem Mohammad

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Kasey Silem Mohammad is an American poet and professor at Southern Oregon University.[1] He is one of the Flarf poets.

K. Silem Mohammad
Born Kasey Silem Mohammad Hicks
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford, UC Santa Cruz
Notable work Dear Head Nation, A Thousand Devils, Breathalyzer, The Front
Movement Flarf
Spouse(s) Brooke Michelle Robison


Mohammad was born in Modesto, California, in 1962. He graduated with a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991, and from Stanford University with a PhD in 1998. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry,[2] The Nation,[3] Fence,[4] Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, and Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing. He edits the literary journals West Wind Review and Abraham Lincoln: A Magazine of Poetry. He currently teaches literature at Southern Oregon University.




  1. ^ K. Silem Mohammad | Faculty | English and Writing
  2. ^ Poems About Trees by K. Silem Mohammad : Poetry Magazine
  3. ^ http://www.thenation.com The Nation
  4. ^ http://www.fenceportal.org Fence
  5. ^ McHugh, Heather (September 5, 2012). "Three Sonnagrams". The Stranger. Retrieved 18 March 2013. Kasey's not only the best anagrammarian I've ever run across, he's also found an inspired expedient: He fashions the poems to his taste, and then uses leftover letters for the title—the part of a poem that is most conventionally free to bear a floating or flirting relation to its meaning. The result? These amazing, salty, hilarious pieces, as precise as they are surprising. 
  6. ^ Case, Sarah (September 9, 2012). "Songs and sonnets". Jacket. Retrieved 18 March 2013. Instead of writing sonnets in the twenty-first century, Mohammad writes the twenty-first century into the sonnet. 

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