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2017: Rooms Are Never Finished: The Legacy of Agha Shahid Ali
Recorded At: Poets House Recorded On: Friday, April 21, 2017
Kazim Ali, Rita Banerjee, Amanda Golden, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Patricia O’Neill, and Sejal Shah examine the life and work of Kashmiri poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001). Celebrated for bringing the ghazal into English, Ali’s work explores cultural ties and divisions, the enduring qualities of love and friendship, and the difficulty of maintaining both.
(Full audio, approx. 1 hr 20 mins)