About the Book:
Amidst rain and fire and ruin, in a land of doomed addresses, a poet evokes the tragedy of his birthplace. The Country Without a Post Office is a haunted and haunting volume that established Agha Shahid Ali as a seminal voice writing in English. In it are stunning poems of extraordinary formal precision and virtuosity, intensely musical, steeped in history, myth and politics, all merging into Agha Shahid Alis finest mode, that of longing.
About the Author:
Agha Shahid Ali (19492001), author of several collections of poetry, was born in New Delhi. He grew up in Kashmir and studied in India and the US. He taught English and creative writing in various universities in the US. He was awarded Guggenheim and Ingram-Merrill fellowships and a Pushcart Prize, and his collection Rooms Are Never Finished was finalist for the National Book Award in 2001. He also published a volume of translations of poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, The Rebels Silhouette.