Sukun: New and Selected Poems


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Wesleyan University Press
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5.98 X 9.06 X 1.34 inches | 1.63 pounds

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About the Author

KAZIM ALI (San Diego, CA) was born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East. His books encompass multiple genres, including poetry, essay, fiction, and cross-genre work. He is currently a professor at the University of California, San Diego.


"A comprehensive and stunningly beautiful collection of poems that explore the self in the world often through some form of remove, such as travel or being in a new place. The poems offer to lift us out of the mundane and into a sacred space or heightened brightness."--Judy Halebsky, author of Spring and a Thousand Years (Unabridged)

"Exquisitely paced, Sukun is testament to Kazim Ali's distinctive accomplishment as our wandering, ever-questing poet. As one word, one sound, gives birth to another, so these poems trace the path from son to a finally accepting family, from body to spirit, from earth to cosmos."--Gillian Conoley, author of Notes from the Passenger

"A compilation from the heart and hand of an intense lyricist explores questions of queer love, spirituality, and the idea of home. Celebratory and poignant, vulnerable and wise, Ali works to honor a transnational lineage while also redrawing a genderless line of pilgrim prophet seekers."--Soham Patel, author of all one in the end--/water