Pariah And Other Poems, 2nd Enlarged Edition
By Kaiser Haq
This volume combines all the poems Kaiser Haq has written since the publication of Published in the Streets of Dhaka: Collected Poems (Dhaka: University Press Ltd, 2012). They offer a masterly treatment of the everyday world of social and political problems as well as the perennial themes of literature and will be cherished by poetry lovers everywhere.
Always rich in emotional content and intellectual implications, Haq’s poetry is also zany, quirky, and ironic. His fine ear for poetic cadence and a sharp eye for the telling image ensure that his work is of universal appeal even when he deals with his native land and its peculiar problems.
Kaiser Haq is a poet, essayist, translator and professor of English at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. Educated at the universities of Dhaka (BA Honours and MA) and Warwick (PhD as a Commonwealth Scholar), he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Vilas Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at SOAS, Café Poet at the Poetry Café of the Poetry Society, London, and a resident at the Recollets in Paris.
Haq has won the Bangla Academy Prize for Translation, and the Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award from Weber—the Contemporary West.
An independence war veteran, he is a life member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh and the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (USA). This is his ninth volume of poetry. His other books include two edited poetry anthologies and five translated volumes. Haq lives in Dhaka with his wife and daughter.