Agha Shahid Ali

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photo: Eric Gamalinda

Agha Shahid Ali (1949 - 2001) is one of 52 authors who appear on our "Notable Writers of Color" poster, on display in the English Department Advising Office. Born in New Delhi, Ali was educated in India and the United States. He won numerous fellowships and awards for his poetry. Ali was also a translator and critic. He taught at several colleges in the US and India. Agha Shahid Ali died in 2001.

Selected Works:

The Beloved Witness: Selected Poems

Bone Sculpture

The Country Without a Post Office

The Half-Inch Himalayas

In Memory of Begum Akhtar and Other Poems

A Nostalgist's Map of America

Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English (editor)

Rooms Are Never Finished

T. S. Eliot as Editor

The Rebel's Silhouette: Selected Poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (translator)

A Walk Through the Yellow Pages

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