Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Slow and Steady Shafi Shauq


Shafi Shauq, one of the few outstanding poets of the newer generation today, began writing seriously in the early seventies. However, his real talent started showing its gems only during the eighties. His silent progress, as it was, gradually culminated in his collection of poems yaad aasmaanan hinz published this year. A distinct voice in both ghazal and nazam, Shafi Shauq is calculated and meticulous in his use of language, rythm, image and thought. His collection of poems is an elegant presentation of his poetry written over a period of more than 30 years. His poems appeared recently in volume 18 of Neab.

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