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Kazim Ali

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20110128

Kazim Ali, a poet of Indian heritage, talks about his Muslim faith and its influences on his work, and ways in which views of biblical characters vary in Islam. A poet who is interested in autobiographical poetry, his work builds musical narratives that weave in historical references and geography. He discusses the similarity between the Persian poet Rumi and Emily Dickinson and reads from his two books, Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities and The Far Mosque.

| Subject Matter: Indian, Muslim, History, Autobiographical Poetry, Musical Narratives | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry |

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