Issue 16: Agha Shahid Ali


About Agha Shahid Ali

Agha Shahid Ali was born in New Delhi on February 4, 1949. He grew up Muslim in Kashmir, and was later educated at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, and University of Delhi. He earned a Ph.D. in English from Pennsylvania State University in 1984, and an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona in 1985.

Ali received fellowships from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation and was awarded a Pushcart Prize. He held teaching positions at the University of Delhi, Penn State, SUNY Binghamton, Princeton University, Hamilton College, Baruch College, University of Utah, and Warren Wilson College. Agha Shahid Ali died on December 8, 2001.

A Profile of the Author

Willow Springs 16

Homage to Faiz Ahmed Faiz by Agha Shahid Ali

Found in Willow Springs 16 Back to Author Profile Homage to Faiz Ahmed Faiz (d. 20 November 1984) “You are welcome to make your adaptations of my poems.”   1 You … Read more

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