WORD FROM ASIA: Contemporary Writing from Pakistan
The recent surge in interest in Pakistani culture is reflected in the landmark publication of Modern Poetry of Pakistan, the first anthology of Pakistani poetry ever to include contemporary work translated from seven major languages, six regional (Bolachi, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Pashto, Seraiki, and Sindhi) and one national (Urdu). Join Hasina Gul, a woman poet and broadcaster writing in Pashto, Urdu poet Fahmida Riaz, and poet and travel writer Waqas Khwaja, the editor of the anthology, for a poetry reading and discussion of the rich variety of contemporary Pakistani poetry.
Sponsored by Asia Society, Dalkey Archive, and Granta. Co-presented with Poet's House and City Lore as part of the Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World project.
Part of the Asia Society and PEN World Voices Festival 2011 collaboration: Word From Asia. Part of Creative Voices of Islam in Asia, a three-year initiative made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Part of an international literary exchange supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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