Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series
Kazim Ali & Julie Carr
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
501 Cathedral of Learning
Free and Open to the Public
KAZIM ALI is the author of two books of poetry, The Far Mosque (Alice James Books), and The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions, 2008), the novel Quinn’s Passage (blazeVox books), The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press, 2009), Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence (University of Michigan Press, 2010), and Fasting for Ramadan (Tupelo Press, 2011). As translator, he has published Water’s Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri (Omnidawn Press, 2011). He teaches at Oberlin College and the Stonecoast MFA program and is a founding editor of Nightboat Books.
JULIE CARR is the author of four books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence (winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Award) and Sarah-Of Fragments and Lines (a National Poetry Series selection). Surface Tension: Ruptured Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive in 2012. She is the co-publisher of Counterpath Press and teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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