Kazim Ali, Richard St. John and Philip Terman will present their works at 7 p.m. April 3 in the art gallery, Carlson Library, Level A. The event is co-sponsored by the Seifert Committee, the Martin Luther King Committee, and The Spoken Arts Reading Series.
Kazim Ali is a poet and writer of fiction and nonfiction. Ali's poems, both lyrical and musical, explore the intersection of faith and daily life. His poetry collections include: "Sky Ward" (2013); "The Far Mosque" (2005), which won Alice James Books' New England/New York Award; and "The Fortieth Day" (2008).
Richard St. John's first book of poems, "The Pure Inconstancy of Grace", was published in 2005 by Truman State University Press, as first runner up for the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. "Each Perfected Name," also from Truman State University Press, is scheduled for publication in late 2014 or early 2015. His work has also appeared in "Sewanee Review," "Poet Lore" and "Chautauqua," as well as many other periodicals and anthologies. He has read widely across the country.
Philip Terman is the author of four collections of poetry, including "The Torah Garden" and "Rabbis of the Air," both with Autumn House Press. His work appears in numerous journals, including "Poetry," "The Kenyon Review," "The Georgia Review" and "The Sun Magazine." Autumn House Press will publish his New and Selected Poems in 2015. He is a professor of English at Clarion University, where he directs the Spoken Arts Reading Series, and he is a co-director of the Chautauqua Writers' Festival.
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