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Visiting Writers' Series LibGuide: Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali

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 by Tanya Rosen Jones

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“Kazim Ali is a poet, novelist, and professor. He was born April 5, 1971, in London, England, but he soon moved to Canada where he spent a few years of his early life. Eventually he settled in the United States. Ali's first introduction to poetry and the cadence of language was listening to his father recite verses from the Qur'an. Ali attended the University of Albany in New York where he studied political science, folklore, and poetry, eventually earning his M.A. in English literature. He completed some political work for a statewide organization and taught literary workshops in the Buffalo area before he returned to school to earn an M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University.”

Source: "Kazim Ali." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. Accessed 4 Dec. 2017.



Many works by our Visiting Writers' Series authors are pulled from their normal places on the shelves and temporarily located in a special display in the Browsing Collection. This collection is located near the Information Commons service desk, next to the vending machines and newspapers. 

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Campus Visit

Kazim Ali, author of The Far Mosque and Sky Ward will be at the Edison-Duckwall Recital Hall on February 1st at 7:30 PM


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