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by George J. Dance

Akhtar sascha aurora

Sascha Aurora Akhtar. Courtesy Salt Publishing.

Sascha Aurora Akhtar (born 1976) is a Pakistani / English poet.[1]

LifeEdit

Born in Pakistan, Akhtar was educated there and in the United States. She received a B.A from Bennington College. In 2003 she received a fellowship to attend the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.[1]

Akhtar divides her time between Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Her first collection of poetry was published in the latter country in 2007, and was acclaimed as a "contemporary masterpiece".[1]

RecognitionEdit

In 2007 the British newspaper The Guardian named her as one of 12 poets to watch.[1]

PublicationsEdit

PoetryEdit

  • The Grimoire of Grimalkin. Cambridge, UK: Salt Publishing, 2007.
  • 199 Names of Japanese Trees. Bristol, UK: Shearsman, 2010.

AnthologizedEdit

  • Sama Ghazal Salaam UK: Poetry and Lyrics Influenced by the Persian, Arabian and Islamic Sufi Writing Traditions (edited by Chris Firth and Gareth Spark). Shutter Books, 2009.
  • Infinite Difference: Other poetries by UK women poets (edited by Carrie Etter). Bristol, UK: Shearsman, 2010.
  • In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Volume 9 (edited by Marlowe Peerse Weaver). MW Enterprises, USA (forthcoming)
  • Vallum Magazine: A Journal of International Poetics, "The Pakistan Issue", Canada, 2012.
"Raga" by Sascha Aurora Akhtar

"Raga" by Sascha Aurora Akhtar

Sascha Aurora Akhtar "THE UNIVERSAL MYSTIQUE OF NOT-WRITING"

Sascha Aurora Akhtar "THE UNIVERSAL MYSTIQUE OF NOT-WRITING"


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy of Poetry International.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sascha Aurora Akhtar, Poetry International Rotterdam, Poetry International Foundation. Web, June 2, 2012.

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