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Renowned Urdu poet publishes first English-language collection at 86 March 11, 2011: The Oxford Mail interviews Akbar Alikhan, better known as Akbar Hyderabadi to readers of Urdu poetry. Alikhan moved to Oxford from Hyderabad in 1955 to study architecture, but never stopped writing the poetry that connected him to India. He said: “I did not make a switch to poetry from architecture; poetry has always been a divining force in my [...] by

Anthology of Middle Eastern literature proves an audience for poetry in translation January 12, 2011: On PublishingPerspectives, Chip Rossetti looks at the success of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, an anthology of contemporary poetry and essays released last year and translated from four languages in a collaboration between Words Without Borders and editor Reza Aslan. The book faced skepticism that it could find an [...] by