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Author: Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali's books include five volumes of poetry, The Far Mosque, The Fortieth Day, Bright Felon, Sky Ward, and All One's Blue: New and Selected Poems; four novels, QUINN'S PASSAGE, The Disappearance of Seth , Wind Instrument, and THE SECRET ROOM; a collection of short stories, Uncle Sharif's Life in Music, and three collections of essays, Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence, FASTING FOR RAMADAN and Resident Alien: On Border-crossing and the Undocumented Divine. He has translated books by Sohrab Sepehri, Ananda Devi and Marguerite Duras. He is an associate professor of Comparative Literature and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College.

Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice
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Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice

Tupelo Press

Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. Memoir. FASTING FOR RAMADAN is structured as a chronicle of daily meditations, during two cycles of the 30-day rite of daytime abstinence required by Ramadan for purgation and prayer. Estranged in certain...

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Quinn's Passage
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Quinn's Passage

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Fiction. Quinn, a sculptor literally and figuratively at the end of his rope, flees New York City for a capeside artists' colony. Fixated by trash, and reading Woolf's The Waves, Quinn trawls the streets and beaches of the little fishing village, te...

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The Secret Room
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The Secret Room

Kaya Press

Fiction. In Kazim Ali's wildly inventive novel THE SECRET ROOM, written as musical score for a string quartet, he asks: How does one create a life of meaning in the face of loneliness and alienation from one's own family, culture, or even sense of s...

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Silver Road: Maps, Essays and Calligraphies
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Silver Road: Maps, Essays and Calligraphies

Tupelo Press

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. In 1953, Yoko Ono wrote a score called Secret Piece, an open-ended formula for musical performance in a forest at daybreak. Beginning with this invitation to creation, and using essays, diary entries,...

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