ALAMGIR HASHMI is a well-known poet, scholar, and critic. He teaches English and Comparative Literature at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. His credits include a book on Commonwealth literature and several collections of poetry. He began writing poetry as a child, winning the poetry prize in the All-Pakistan Creative Writing Contest in 1972. In 1985 he received the Patras Bokari Award for his second volume of poetry, My Second in Kentucky (1981).

PHOTO BY M.U. MEMON, 1985 (Winterthur, Switzerland)