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Kohl and Chalk – Readings and Conversation with Poet, Shadab Zeest Hashmi


Kohl, to see the moon lucid, to let place dream you up — Chalk, to map that dream, to draw cross hatched lanterns and mirrors between borders.

Join The Second Floor (T2F) for an evening of readings and conversation with poet, Shadab Zeest Hashmi. The discussion will be moderated by Afia Aslam, Editor – Papercuts Magazine.

Shadab Zeest HashmiShadab Zeest Hashmi’s poems have appeared in Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, The Cortland Review, South Asian Review, RHINO, Hubbub, New Millennium Writings, The Citron Review, 3 Quarks Daily, San Diego Free Press, and are forthcoming in The Adirondack Review, Sugar Mule and other places. Her essays on eastern poetic forms such as the Ghazal and Qasida have been published in the Journal of Contemporary World Literature, and her essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies and Knot magazine. She represents Pakistan on Universe: A United Nations of Poetry.

Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s first book, Baker of Tarifa, won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times and has taught as a visiting professor at San Diego State University. Shadab has served as the editor of San Diego’s Magee Park Poets Anthology since 2000 and is the English Section editor of MahMag World Literature.

Date: Sunday, 3rd March, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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