image This coming Friday, the Yes! Reading Series continues at the Social Justice Center with Kazim Ali.  He was a SUNY Albany student years ago as well as a featured poet at Don Levy’s old reading at the Albany Art Gallery.  Here is the info from the curators of Yes!

Yes! Reading Series is delighted to host Kazim Ali this Friday, 7:30pm at the Social Justice Center. Please find a poster attached and feel free to distribute this invite far and wide. This is our last reading of the Spring semester and we look forward to ending with a full flushed blossom-sing!

Poet and Professor, Kazim Ali is a UAlbany alumni the author of two books of poetry, The Far Mosque (Alice James Books), winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award, and The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions, 2008). He is also the author of the novel Quinn’s Passage (blazeVox books), named one of "The Best Books of 2005" by Chronogram magazine, The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press, 2009), Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) and Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and Architecture of Silence (Michigan UP, forthcoming).

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.