Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali was born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian, and Egyptian descent. His books encompass several volumes of poetry, most recently Inquisition (Wesleyan University Press, 2018); his prose works include the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies (Tupelo Press, 2018), the novel The Secret Room: A String Quartet (Kaya Press, 2017), and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice (Tupelo Press, 2011). “The Voice of Sheila Chandra” is the title poem of Ali’s next collection, forthcoming from Alice James Books in October 2020. He is currently a professor of literature and writing at the University of California, San Diego.

Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali

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The Voice of Sheila Chandra

  When the sun goes down you move horizontal you become everything in the world at once rather than waking like vertical where you obsess over ascend or descend or whatever rain at the edge of the building spit forth by gargoyles does drown yourself in the jizz of the world no shape of narrative […]

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