Today's poem is "Qasida of 700,000 Years of Love"
from Ghazal Cosmopolitan
Shadab Zeest Hashmi, author of Kohl and Chalk and Baker
of Tarifa, is the recipient of the San Diego Book Award, the
Nazim Hikmet Prize, and multiple Pushcart nominations.
Her work has been included in the Seeds of Peace concerts
with the award-winning Al Andalus Ensemble, in the film
Cruzando Lineas: Crossing Lines, and has been translated
into Urdu and Spanish. She has taught in the MFA program
at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence and
has presented her ghazals and qasidas (among other works)
in Turkey, Spain, Pakistan, Mexico and the UK. Her poetry
and prose have been published in numerous journals
and anthologies worldwide. She represents Pakistan on
UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry.
Books by Shadab Zeest Hashmi:
Other poems on the web by Shadab Zeest Hashmi:
"Sorrows of Moraima"
Shadab Zeest Hashmi According to Wikipedia.
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