Who: Kazim Ali is the author of two books of poetry: The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books' New England/New York Award, and The Fortieth Day. He is also the author of two novels: Quinn's Passage, named one of the best books of 2005 by Chronogram magazine, and The Disappearance of Seth. A nonfiction work, Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities, is forthcoming. One of the founding editors of Nightboat Books, Ali is an assistant professor of creative writing at Oberlin College and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. His work has been featured in many publications, including The Best American Poetry 2007, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, jubilat, and the Massachusetts Review.
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.
Contact: MFA Program (925) 631-4457