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SubContinental Drift: Dilruba Ahmed, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, and Prageeta Sharma

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Hugo House Capitol Hill
Wed Jan 8, 2020, 7 pm


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Three good poets with roots on the subcontinent explore the diaspora in their highly anticipated new work. In Grief Sequence, which was published in September by Seattle/NYC outfit Wave Books, Prageeta Sharma carves out some new space between the long poem and the lyric memoir as she examines her grief over her dead husband, who was taken by an aggressive cancer. "I lust for a company I can't ask for," she writes. "I turn into my own madman. Can I do this? Did he enter my own body? His energy? Can I be him lusting for himself?" Ahmed also practices the art of losing in Bring Now the Angels, which will be published this spring by University of Pittsburgh Press. She connects the losses of father, Bangladesh, and our dying democracy across meditative lyrics poems that wrestle with death's offspring. Shadab Zeest Hashmi is a master of the ghazal, a form whose couplets and repetitions offer, for her, a vessel that could contain the many paradoxes of cosmopolitan life. 

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1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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