Kazim Ali American poet, novelist, essayist and Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin

Kazim Ali is the author of three books of poetry, The Far Mosque, The Fortieth Day, and the cross-genre Bright Felon, two novels, Quinn’s Passage and The Disappearance of Seth, and two books of nonfiction, Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry and Art and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. His translation of Water’s Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri recently appeared. He is a founding editor of Nightboat Books and teaches at Oberlin College.