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Date(s) - April 2, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lory Student Center 302 Longs Peak Room



The Center For Literary Publishing Presents Brandon Krieg and Kazim Ali

Brandon Krieg
Brandon Krieg

The Creative Writing Reading Series, held by the Department of English at Colorado State University, welcomes major writers to read their work live, hold question and answer sessions, and participate in student and university community engagement.

Brandon Krieg

Brandon Krieg is author of Magnifier, winner of the 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry. His previous collections are In the Gorge and Invasives — a finalist for the 2015 ASLE Book Award in Environmental Creative Writing — as well as a chapbook, Source to Mouth.

His poems have appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, Conjuntions, The Iowa Review, West Branch, and many other journals.

Krieg teaches at Kutztown University and lives in Kutztown, PA with his spouse, Colleen O’Brien, and their son.

Kazim Ali
Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali was born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian, and Egyptian descent. He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Albany-SUNY, and an M.F.A. from New York University. His books encompass several volumes of poetry, including Inquisition, Sky Ward, The Far Mosque, The Fortieth Day, All One’s Blue, and the cross-genre text Bright Felon.

His novels include The Secret Room: A String Quartet. Among his books of essays are the hybrid memoir Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies and Fasting for Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice.

Ali is professor of literature and writing at the University of California, San Diego.

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The Creative Writing Reading Series is sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment — a premier supporter of arts and culture at CSU. Please help grow this fund with your gift by visiting https://president.colostate.edu/lilla-b-morgan-endowment/.

Read more about upcoming installments of the Creative Writing Reading Series in our roundup post by clicking here, and join us in the Lory Student Center for reading events throughout the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.