Kazim Ali

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Kazim Ali
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Alma materUniversity at Albany,
New York University

Kazim Ali (born 1971)[1] is an American poet, novelist, essayist and professor. His most recent books are Inquisition (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) and All One's Blue (Harper Collins India, 2016). His honors include an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. His poetry and essays have been featured in many literary journals and magazines including The American Poetry Review,[2] Boston Review, Barrow Street, Jubilat, The Iowa Review, West Branch and Massachusetts Review, and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2007.


He was born in the UK to parents of Indian descent, and raised in Canada and the United States. Kazim Ali received a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University at Albany, and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.[3]

In 2003, he co-founded the independent press Nightboat Books, and served as its publisher from 2004 to 2007, and currently serves as a founding editor.[4]

Ali is professor of literature and creative Writing at University of California, San Diego[5] and has taught in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine.[6] Previously, he taught in the Liberal Arts Department of The Culinary Institute of America, at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, at Monroe College, and at Oberlin College.

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  1. ^ Library of Congress Online Catalog: Kazim Ali
  2. ^ The American Poetry Review > Nov/Dec 2006, Vol. 35/No. 6 > Kazim Ali Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
  3. ^ BOA Editions > Author Page > Kazim Ali Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
  4. ^ Nightboat Books > About Us: Editor Biographies Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
  5. ^ [1] "Kazim Ali". Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  6. ^ Foundation, Poetry (2019-08-03). "Kazim Ali". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  7. ^ Chad W. Post (April 28, 2014). "BTBA 2014: Poetry and Fiction Winners". Three Percent. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Mad heart be brave : essays on the poetry of Agha Shahid Ali. Ali, Kazim, 1971-. Ann Arbor. ISBN 9780472122820. OCLC 984992139.CS1 maint: others (link)


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