Reading and In Conversation: Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Thursday 29 October 2015, 6.00PM

Shadab Zeest Hashmi is a Pushcart nominee and winner of the San Diego Book Award for poetry for Baker of Tarifa - a book based on the history of interfaith tolerance in Al Andalus (Muslim Spain). Her second volume of poetry, Kohl and Chalk, received the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize and the San Diego Book Award. Her work has been included in the Seeds of Peace concert with the award-winning Al Andalus Ensemble, in the film Cruzando Lineas: Crossing Lines, and has been translated into Urdu by Pakistan Academy of Letters. She has presented her series of poems and photographs titled Across the Windowsill at San Diego Museum of Art. Shadab has served as an editor for the annual Magee Park Anthology and the online journal MahMag World Literature and has taught as a visiting professor in the MFA program at San Diego State University. She has published her poetry and prose in numerous journals worldwide and represents Pakistan on UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry. 

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Location: K/111, King's Manor, Exhibition Square, York

Admission: All welcome; no need to book

Email: claire.chambers@york.ac.uk

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