Kazim Ali Bio, Age, Life, Education, Poems, Books, Paintings, Twitter.

Kazim Ali Biography

Kazim Ali is born in 1971. He is an American poet, novelist, essayist and professor. The most recent books are Inquisition and All One’s Blue. Then his honors include an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.  Poetry and essays have been featured in many literary journals and magazines. These including The American Poetry Review.

Kazim Ali Age

He has an age of 68 years old. Ali was born in 1971.

Kazim Ali Life

Ali was born in the UK to parents of Indian descent. He raised in Canada and the United States. Kazim Ali received a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature. This was from the University at Albany. The MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.

Kazim Ali Education

He co-founded the independent press Nightboat Books. Then served as its publisher from 2004 to 2007. The currently serves as a founding editor. Ali is a professor of literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, San Diego. He teaches in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine. Previously, he taught in the Liberal Arts Department of The Culinary Institute of America. Then at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania at Monroe College, and at Oberlin College.

Kazim Ali poems

  • The Far Mosque.
  • Best American Poetry.
  •  American Poetry Review.
  • Fairy Tale

Kazim Ali Books

  1. Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities Kazim Ali
  2. The Far Mosque
  3. Sky Ward Kazim Ali
  4. The fortieth day Kazim Ali
  5. The Disappearance of Seth
  6. Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice.
  7. Quinn’s Passage: A Novel.
  8. All One’s Blue: New and Selected Poems.
  9. Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies.
  10. Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture.
  11. Inquisition.
  12. Uncle Sharif’s Life in Music.
  13. Anais Nin: An Unprofessional Study.
  14. Water’s Footfall Sohrab Sepehri.

Kazim Ali Paintings.

Then It is common in writing on Lahore-based. Ali Kazim to begin with his technique. “Starting with a pencil under-drawing. He writes London-based critic and curator Hammad Nasar in a pamphlet from 2006. Then he follows on with a step miniaturists refer to as siyah qalam . The going over the pencil marks with a fine brush dipped in black ink. Then he applies multiple layers of watercolor in gum arabic.

Later After each layer. Then Kazim washes the painting to fix the pigments while pulling away larger granules.   Giving the image a gauzy quality.  The Following these serial bathings. Then he picks up the qalam again for the final rendering of his figure. He was typically a lone male in partaking. The application of paint in small dots.

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Ali one first encountered a video showing a painting. He was being washed in a shower stall by the artist. Who remains off-screen.  The trickle of brown escapes when water first hits the paper falls and disappears into the drain. Then the sequence initially suggested clichés of ritual purification. But other thoughts soon came to mind as one moved through the gallery. Later viewing Kazim’s delicately sensual self-portraits.

The number of which show him nude with his back to the viewer or turning his head demurely to the side. Ali along with a suite of fine pencil drawings.close-ups of strands of the artist’s own hair. The romantic emphasis on the traditionalism of his technique notwithstanding,.Kazim is working with a very contemporary subject: There male nude presented not as a heroic ideal. But as a figure of privacy, tenderness, and vulnerability.

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