Abdul Ali is the author of Trouble Sleeping, the 2014 winner of the New Issues Poetry Book Prize. He has received fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Maryland Arts Council, and The Cave Canem Foundation. His work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. He currently works as an Andrew Mellon Foundation Program Coordinator at the Community College of Baltimore County. More about him at: www.abdulali.net.