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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 and online in The Cortland Review, Contemporary World Literature and UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry among other publications. Her book Baker of Tarifa (Poetic Matrix Press), based on Muslim Spain, won the San Diego Book Award for poetry. Her second book of poems Kohl and Chalk is due out in 2012.