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 (BOA Editions, 2008). As translator, he has published Water's Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri. Ali is also the author of the novel Quinn’s Passage named one of "The Best Books of 2005" by Chronogram magazine; The Disappearance of Seth Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities; Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence and Fasting for Ramadan. He is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of the University of Southern Maine. His work has been featured in many national journals such as Best American Poetry 2007, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Barrow Street, jubilat and Massachusetts Review. He teaches at Oberlin College and the Stonecoast MFA program and is a founding editor of Nightboat Books.