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New York University
Kazim Ali (born 1971) 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, 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.
Ali is professor of literature and creative Writing at University of California, San Diego and has taught in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine. 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.
Awards and honors
- 2014 Best Translated Book Award, Poetry, one of two runners-up for The Oasis of Now by Sohrab Sepehri, translated from the Persian by Kazim Ali and Mohammad Jafar Mahallati.
- 2009 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
- Inquisition (Wesleyan University Press, 2018)
- All One's Blue (Harper Collins India, 2016)
- Sky Ward (Wesleyan, 2013)
- Bright Felon (Wesleyan University Press, 2009)
- The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2008)
- The Far Mosque (Alice James Books, 2005)
- The Secret Room (Kaya Press, 2017)
- Uncle Sharif's Life in Music (Sibling Sivalry Press, 2016)
- Wind Instrument (Spork Press, 2014)
- The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press, 2009)
- Quinn’s Passage (BlazeVOX Books, 2004)
- Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies (Tupelo Press, 2018)
- Anaïs Nin: An Unprofessional Study (Agape Editions, 2017)
- Resident Alien: On Border-Crossing and the Undocumented Divine (University of Michigan Press, 2015)
- Fasting for Ramadan: Notes on a Spiritual Practice" (Tupelo Press, 2011)
- Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence (University of Michigan Press, 2010)
- Translated Abahn Sabana David by Marguerite Duras (Open Letter Books, 2016), The Oasis of Now by Sohrab Sepehri (BOA Editions, 2013), L'Amour by Marguerite Duras (Open Letter Books, 2013), and other works
- Edited Mad Heart Be Brave: Essays on the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali (University of Michigan Press, 2017)
- Library of Congress Online Catalog: Kazim Ali
- The American Poetry Review > Nov/Dec 2006, Vol. 35/No. 6 > Kazim Ali Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
- BOA Editions > Author Page > Kazim Ali Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
- Nightboat Books > About Us: Editor Biographies Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite
-  "Kazim Ali". Retrieved 2019-03-02.
- Foundation, Poetry (2019-08-03). "Kazim Ali". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
- Chad W. Post (April 28, 2014). "BTBA 2014: Poetry and Fiction Winners". Three Percent. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
- 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)
- Oberlin College: Creative Writing Department > Faculty Bio > Kazim Ali
- BOA Editions > Author Page > Kazim Ali
- Author Website
- University of Southern Maine: Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing > Faculty Profile > Kazim Ali
- Video: Poetry Reading by Kazim Ali/Two short poems
- Audio: Kazim Ali Reading for Fishousepoems.org
- Essay: National Book Critics Circle Blog > Small Press Spotlight: Kazim Ali > A mini-essay: A Brief Poetics: to Layla Al-Attar > August 16, 2008
- Essay: Poetry Foundation Blog Posting of Poetry Is Dangerous > By Kazim Ali
- Interview: KickingWind.com > October 15, 2006 > Every Other Day Interview with Kazim Ali
- Under A Warm Green Linden: Interview with Kazim Ali on The Far Mosque