Between The Lines:Kazim Ali

When: Wed., Feb. 15 2017

Though he's primarily a poet, Kazim Ali also writes lyrical essays, short stories and novels. His poetry tends to incorporate his experience with other forms of writing, defying genre categorization. The award-winning author, who teaches literature and creative writing at Oberlin College, will read from his upcoming collection of short stories, Uncle Sharif’s Life In Music. He'll discuss other upcoming projects and take questions from the audience as well. Ali’s work uses imagery and symbols while exploring relationships between ethnicities, national borders, heritage and self-identity. His reading ought to be particularly relevant, considering the recent developments and ongoing conversation surrounding America’s immigration laws. The reading begins at 7 p.m. at the Euclid Tavern; admission is free. (Johnny Cook)

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