New York Qasida Sequence by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

New York Qasida Sequence by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

 New York Qasida #1 Qasida of the Stride in New York   Windows, their yawn, their early morning blush Glances falling into lit trapdoors split…

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New York Qasida by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

New York Qasida by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

#1 Qasida of the Stride in New York   Windows, their yawn, their early morning blush Glances falling into lit trapdoors split the here and…

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The Revival of the Qasida Form by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

The Revival of the Qasida Form by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Shadab Zeest Hashmi   The Revival of the Qasida Form   Perhaps because “qasida” is an expression in Urdu connoting high praise, qasida as a…

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Living and Re-Living Al Andalus: Review of Shadab Zeest Hashmi's, Baker of Tarifa

Living and Re-Living Al Andalus: Review of Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s, Baker of Tarifa

Living and Re-Living Al Andalus: Book Review of  Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s, Baker of Tarifa, by Sam Hamod Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s book of poems, Baker of…

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Twelve Hundred Lions

Twelve Hundred Lions

Shadab Zeest Hashmi   Spain: 1492   Alone in the Rauda, Lady Aisha cups her hand, a beggar for the dirt in the garden of…

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The Ghazal: Expressing the Inexpressible

The Ghazal: Expressing the Inexpressible

Shadab Zeest Hashmi My first encounter with the ghazal had to have happened at home where my parents played ghazal LPs on their Phillips record…

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