Kazim Ali is a writer, and interdisciplinary artist based in the Hudson Valley. His written work has appeared in national journals, most recently Colorado Review, Rattapallax, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Washington Square. He's recently recorded a CD of his sound-work, and breath-music which he performs regularly. He is a founding member of the Cocoon Dance Company based in Rhinebeck, NY. Kazim Ali is a member of the Liberal Arts faculty of the Culinary Insitute of America, where he teaches advanced writing, literature, and seminars in aesthetics.
Sun sign: Aries Favorite flick: "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" Favorite book: "Break Every Rule" by Carole Maso Ever buy anything from spam mail? No ma'am Ever been arrested? No justice, no peace. If so, for what? Refusing to silently accept a political and economic system which is based on the fundamental principle that some people (and their descendents) ought to be worked hard, paid less than they deserve, kept uneducated, nought not reap the true fruits of their labor in order for their hard labor to support the ease and luxury of the privileged few. Craziest thing you'll admit to doing: For a strange surreal year I was the President of the United States Student Association. (I'm not making this up!) Favorite drink? Fresh fruit smoothie with protein powder. Do you use toothpicks? No. Diner of choice: Blondie's in Rhinebeck, NY World traveler? (where have you been?) Long penniless trip through France, ended up on the rocky beaches of Corsica, broke, loveless, and keeping company of two Basques, neither of whom spoke any English. Several trips home to India and across it by rail-car. Decadent stint in Cairo, Egypt summer of 2001. Pet peeve? I try not to have them. My pet peeve of myself is when I let people down--or when I am late to something. Best memory? The day I met Marco Wilkinson. Favorite food? Fresh, organic, locally produced plant products. Or Soy Delicious Peanut Butter ZigZag is a close second. Best time to call? Mid-afternoon.Secret ambition? Do an album with Yoko Ono.