Contributors to new poetry anthology to explore variety of Pakistani verse

Contributors to new poetry anthology to explore variety of Pakistani verse

Modern Poetry of Pakistan (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011).

Join three contributors to the just-released anthology Modern Poetry of Pakistan for readings and a discussion of the variety and richness of contemporary Pakistani poetry at 7:00 pm on May 3, at the United Way of Greater Houston.

Fahmida Riaz, a noted poet and feminist who writes in Urdu, and Hasina Gul, a well-known Pashto poet of the younger generation, will read. They will join Waqas Khwaja, a professor at Agnes Scott College and the translation editor for the volume, in a discussion of the challenges and pleasures of translating poetry across distant cultural borders.

Modern Poetry of Pakistan is the first anthology of Pakistani poetry to include contemporary work translated from seven major languages (Urdu, Bolachi, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Pashto, Seraiki, and Sindhi).

A book sale and signing will follow the event.

Event Details

3 May 2011
3:00pm - 4:30pm

United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive Houston

Admission is free. Please register online.