Agha Shahid Ali (आगा शाहीद अली) (4 February 1949, New Delhi - 8 December 2001, Amherst, Massachusetts) was an English poet of Kashmiri ancestry and upbringing. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. New Delhi (नई दिल्ली ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ نئی دلی is the Capital city of India. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley This article is about the geographical region of greater Kashmir
His poetry collections include The Half-Inch Himalayas, A Nostalgist's Map of America, The Country Without a Post Office, Rooms Are Never Finished (finalist for the National Book Award, 2001). His last book was Call Me Ishmael Tonight, a collection of English ghazals. In Poetry, the ghazal ( Arabic / Persian / Urdu: غزل; Hindi: ग़ज़ल Turkish gazel) is a His poems are featured in American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006) and many other anthologies.
Ali was also a translator of Faiz Ahmed Faiz (The Rebel's Silhouette; Selected Poems) and editor (Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English). Faiz Ahmed Faiz ( فيض احمد فيض) (1984 - 1911 was a Pakistani poet considered to be one of the most famous modern Urdu poets He was widely credited for helping to popularize the ghazal form in America.
Ali taught at the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as creative writing programs at University of Utah, Warren Wilson College and New York University. The MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a graduate creative writing program The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass Amherst, Massachusetts, or UMass) is a research and Land-grant university in The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Warren Wilson College is a small Liberal arts college in Swannanoa, North Carolina just east of Asheville, near U New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. He died peacefully, in his sleep, of brain cancer in December, 2001. He was laid to rest in Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States.