Virtual Event: Kazim Ali, Gillian Conoley, and Brian Teare

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm


Join us on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm PST when Kazim Ali is joined by poets Gillian Conoley and Brian Teare to celebrate his new collection, The Voice of Sheila Chandra !

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About The Voice of Sheila Chandra

Titled for the influential singer left almost voiceless by a terrible syndrome, the poems bring sweet melodies and rhythms as the voices blend and become multitudinous. There's an honoring of not only survival, but of persistence, as this part research-based, pensive collection contemplates what it takes to move forward when the unimaginable holds you back.

About the Author

Kazim Aliwas born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East. His books encompass multiple genres, includingthe volumes of poetry Inquisition, Sky Ward, winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award; The Fortieth DayAll One’s Blue; and the cross-genre texts Bright Felon and Wind Instrument. His novels include the recently published The Secret Room: A String Quartet and among his books of essays are the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. He is also an accomplished translator (of Marguerite Duras, Sohrab Sepehri, Ananda Devi, Mahmoud Chokrollahi and others) and an editor of several anthologies and books of criticism. After a career in public policy and organizing, Ali taught at various colleges and universities, including Oberlin College, Davidson College, St. Mary's College of California, and Naropa University. He is currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light.

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The Voice of Sheila Chandra Cover Image
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Published: Alice James Books - October 6th, 2020

Titled for the influential singer left almost voiceless by a terrible syndrome, the poems bring sweet melodies and rhythms as the voices blend and become multitudinous. There's an honoring of not only survival, but of persistence, as this part research-based, pensive collection contemplates what it takes to move forward when the unimaginable holds you back.


A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New & Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643620114
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Published: Nightboat Books - October 15th, 2019

WINNER of the 39TH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD IN POETRY

FINALIST for the 89TH CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD IN POETRY

SHORTLISTED for the 2019 GOLDEN POPPY BOOK AWARD IN POETRY


Doomstead Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643620022
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Published: Nightboat Books - April 2nd, 2019

WINNER of the 2020 FOUR QUARTETS PRIZE

LONGLISTED for the 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN POETRY

FINALIST for the the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

FINALIST for the KINGSLEY TUFTS POETRY AWARD


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