To the sharp report in the dark the season comes home Long tongue sound between hand and arm between mouth and flesh Hold this moment river still what if it was my life To return after years to the same province of danger An old town you know like the handle the bump stock the… [Read More]
Kazim Ali was born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian, and Egyptian descent. His books encompass several volumes of poetry, including Inquisition, Sky Ward, winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; The Far Mosque, winner of the Alice James Books' New England/New York Award; The Fortieth Day; All One's Blue; and the cross-genre text Bright Felon. His novels include the recently published The Secret Room: A String Quartet and among his books of essays are the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. He is currently a professor of Literature and Writing at the University of California, San Diego.