Raza Ali Hasan has a book of poems, Grieving Shias, with Sheep Meadow Press. He received an MFA from Syracuse University where he was a University Fellow. He also has an M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. His poems have appeared in Agni, Shenandoah, Tampa Review, Cimarron Review, Puerto del Sol,and Poetry International. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Iowa State University.

Raza Ali Hasan takes us behind the lifted veil and through the hole in the sheet that hides the bride. He's a verbal magician and a talent to watch. Read this.—Mary Karr

Raza Ali Hasan, Sorrows of the Warrior Class Fall 2015   Bio RAZA ALI HASAN is the author of Grieving Shias (Sheep Meadow Press) and 67 mogul miniatures. . He was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and grew up in Indonesia and Islamabad, Pakistan. He is currently instructor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.   Blurb   "Once at home in Pakistan, now nested in Colorado, Ali Hasan writes in newsreel cuneiform. His poetry tastes of fast foods and ancient feasts, his language is spiced with moral and political ginger. Or you might say his proven experimental poetry written out of necessity allows him to survive in the academy of broken hearts and letters. His poetry and learning come out of texts and battles, lost and won, and march from state to state. Somehow, mysteriously, Ali Hasan’s poetry is informed by love he never speaks of. How can an eagle sing like a nightingale? How can a raptor protect the reader with his wing?" —Stanley Moss  

Raza Ali Hasan, Sorrows of the Warrior Class

Fall 2015

 

Bio

RAZA ALI HASAN is the author of Grieving Shias (Sheep Meadow Press) and 67 mogul miniatures. . He was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and grew up in Indonesia and Islamabad, Pakistan. He is currently instructor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

Blurb

 

"Once at home in Pakistan, now nested in Colorado, Ali Hasan writes in newsreel cuneiform. His poetry tastes of fast foods and ancient feasts, his language is spiced with moral and political ginger. Or you might say his proven experimental poetry written out of necessity allows him to survive in the academy of broken hearts and letters. His poetry and learning come out of texts and battles, lost and won, and march from state to state. Somehow, mysteriously, Ali Hasan’s poetry is informed by love he never speaks of. How can an eagle sing like a nightingale? How can a raptor protect the reader with his wing?" —Stanley Moss