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