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Shadab Zeest Hashmi

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Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Shadab Zeest Hashmi, author of Kohl & Chalk and Baker of Tarifa, is the recipient of the San Diego Book Award, the Nazim Hikmet Prize, and multiple Pushcart nominations. Her work has been translated into Spanish and Urdu, and has appeared in Prairie Schooner, World Literature Today, Mudlark, Nimrod, Wasafiri, Rhino, Drunken Boat, Asymptote, and numerous other journals and anthologies worldwide. She has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence. Her latest book "Ghazal Cosmopolitan" (Jacar Press) explores the Ghazal form, and has been praised by Marilyn Hacker as "a marvelous interweaving of poetry, scholarship, literary criticism and memoir: it is wise, welcoming, and a delight to read."