Café Review 2011 Spring Agha Shahid Alli Issue


The Café Review would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Agha Shahid Ali’s brother, Agha Iqbal Ali, and sister, Hena Ahmad, as well as the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust, in putting together this special issue.

“Farewell,” “A History of Paisley,” “Stationery,” “Tonight,” “The Wolf ’s Postscript to Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Zainab’s Lament in Damascus” [a segment of the narrative poem “From Amherst to Kashmir”] are reprinted from The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems by Agha Shahid Ali.  Copyright © 2009 by The Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust.  Used with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

“Ghazal for Open Hands” first appeared in Martín Espada’s Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982 2003 (W. W. Norton & Co., 2004).

“Tea Cosy from Kashmir” first appeared in Peggy O’Brien’s Frog Spotting (Ireland’s Dedalus Press, 2009).

“In a Foreign Country” by Yehudit Ben Zvi Heller first appeared in Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation (vol. 8, issue 2; Fall 2000).




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