Abdul Ali is the author of Trouble Sleeping, his debut collection of poems that won the 2014 New Issues Poetry Book Prize and is the current Editor-at-Large of Pleiades. He has held distinguished teaching appointments at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, and Howard University. He is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation, the Robert Deutsch Foundation, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He has published his poems in numerous journals and publications including Copper Nickel, Plume, and Transition. Ali lives and creates in Baltimore, MD where he works in arts administration. His website is abdulali.net.
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