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Shadab Zeest Hashmi

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Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Shadab Zeest Hashmi holds an MFA from Warren Wilson. She has been the editor of the annual Magee Park Poets Anthology since 2000. Originally from Pakistan, she lives in San Diego. Her poems have been included in Nimrod International, Hubbub, New Millennium Writings, The Bitter Oleander, Poetry Conspiracy, San Diego Poetry Annual, Pakistani Literature and online in The Cortland Review and UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry among other publications. This poem is from "Baker of Tarifa" (Poetic Matrix), a book of poems based on the history of Al Andalus.