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Silver Road: Essays, Maps & Calligraphies | Kazim Ali
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Autobiographical and journalistic essays, diary entries, prose maps, and verse fragments pursue a path through quantum physics, sculptures of the sixth-century Chola Empire, challenges of literary translation, climate change catastrophes, and the destruction of a priceless set of handmade flutes by airport security. Amid these shards from multiple histories and geographies the author finds the cosmological in the quotidian.--
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I love the Vermont Studio Center in the little town of Johnson, Vermont - a 10 minute drive from my house. Writers from all over the world come and some of them even give readings. I‘ll be there with bells on.


vivastory I've seen Ali before. It was a really great reading. 7mo
Suet624 @vivastory that‘s so good to hear. Sometimes the authors are really shy and it‘s almost painful to hear them read. 7mo
Suet624 @vivastory I saw Ali last night. Great poetry, but even better stories and responses to questions from the other writers in the room. A fascinating man with a wealth of information stored inside that cranium. 6mo
vivastory I'm so glad to hear that it was a pleasant evening. I used to read a lot of poetry, so when I saw him it was quite the experience. 6mo
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“Quantum mechanics says that space is granular, made of pieces, and not only that but there is no infinity—nothing infinitely small, nothing infinitely vast.... And if space is finite, thought is finite, time is finite, then who are we in one place and who are we in another. Who are we before we leave and who are we after.”