Ali Alizadeh reviews 'Reading Marx' by Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda, and Agon Hamza

Ali Alizadeh
23 August 2018

According to one of Karl Marx’s most quoted formulations, history always repeats itself twice, first as tragedy, then as farce. One may see the famous – and, of course, infamous – ni More

Shannon Burns reviews 'The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc' by Ali Alizadeh

Shannon Burns
27 September 2017

The many gaps in the verifiable history of Jeanne d’Arc’s early years in rural France, as well as her improbable rise to prominence and martyrdom, have left room for a considerable amo More

Poem of the Week - Ali Alizadeh reads 'I ♥ (this) Life?'

05 May 2016
In this episode of 'Poem of the Week' Ali Alizadeh reads 'I ♥ (this) Life?'. ABR Editor, Peter Rose, introduces Ali who then reads and discusses his poem. More

'You', a new poem by Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh
19 January 2014

You walked with me

that day, or night, I wasn’t walking
perhaps, maybe I wasn’t me


Jay Daniel Thompson reviews 'Transactions' by Ali Alizadeh

Jay Daniel Thompson
27 June 2013

Transactions opens with a scene of duplicity and murder. In the following pages, Ali Alizadeh plunges readers into a ‘whirlpool of greed and apathy’. The collection revolves around an assortment of men and women from different parts of the world. We encounter Anna Heinesen, a Danish charity founder who is revealed to be a sex trafficker and ... More

Gig Ryan reviews 'Ashes in the Air' by Ali Alizadeh

Gig Ryan
26 March 2011

Poet and novelist Ali Alizadeh’s third book of poetry, Ashes in the Air, reclaims some themes from his earlier poetry collection, Eyes in Times of War (2006). Autobiogr More