Poet Kazim Ali Visits Denison
Date of Event: November 11, 2009
Posted: November 4, 2009
Poet Kazim Ali will read from his work at Denison University at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). This event is sponsored by the Beck Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.
Ali teaches creative writing and literature at Oberlin College and in the Stonecoast Masters of Fine Arts program of the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of two books of poems, “The Far Mosque,” winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award; and “The Fortieth Day.” He also has published three novels, including “Quinn’s Passage,” named one of The Best Books of 2005 by Chronogram magazine, and “The Disappearance of Seth.” His work has been featured in national journals such as Best American Poetry 2007, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and jubilat. Ali is a founding editor of Nightboat Books.
Denison’s Beck Lecture Series was created by Gordon C. Beck in memory of his wife, Harriet Ewens Beck, member of Denison class of 1910. The series brings established writers to the Denison campus. Harriet E. Beck demonstrated a lifelong interest in creative writing. For more information, contact 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—The Beck Lecture Series presents poet Kazim Ali to read from his work on Wed., Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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