The Country without a Post Office is an anthology of poems written by Agha Shahid Ali.
Summary of the Book
This searing collection evokes the tragedy of the poet’s birthplace. It also shows his immense love and concern for his people. In this seminal work of poetry, Shahid Ali has created poems of extraordinary virtuosity, which are formally precise, soaked in history, myth and politics, and intensely musical. His longing for his homeland, and his return to Kashmir and the savagery forced upon it resonate in most of his poems. Amidst Rain and Fire and Ruin and In a Land of Doomed Addresses are some of the most poignant works that will stay with you forever.
About Agha Shahid Ali
Agha Shahid Ali was a prolific Kashmiri-American poet, translator and editor. He was educated at the University of Kashmir and the Hindu College, University of Delhi. He had obtained a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. The University of Utah Press awards the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize annually in his memory. Some of Ali’s other collections include: A Walk through the Yellow Pages, Rooms are Never Finished, The Half-Inch Himalayas, and A Nostalgist's Map of America.
i wish pain could have a tongue, i only wish........
21 Dec, 2013
Book worth reading
21 Oct, 2014
One of the best collection of poems.
24 Apr, 2017
9 Oct, 2017