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Poems Twenty Ten

Aftab Yusuf Shaikh
Type: Print Book
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
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Poems Twenty Ten is the first collection of poems by Aftab Yusuf Shaikh published in 2010. It mostly contains those poems which were written in the year 2010 while the poet was suffering from Cancer and was hospitalized, hence the name of the book.

About the Author

Shaikh was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to Tahira and Yusuf Shaikh, a boiler cleaning contractor. He attended St. Joseph's School, Kurla, Bombay, Siddharth College and G.N.Khalsa College. He started writing at the age of eight and has since written over two hundred poems. The American Library of Poetry had included his poems in their sought after collections of 200 poets chosen from among 2 million poets around the world. He writes in English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi. His poems have been featured in international publications like Muse India, The Istanbul Literary Review, The Barefoot Review, The Enchanting Verse Literary Review, Emerge Literary Review, Time Vision, Time Mastermind, Kritya Poetry Journal, Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Shot Glass Journal, etc. In March 2010, he was diagnosed with Blood Cancer(Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) . After a duel of months, he survived the disease. Back to normal life, he continues writing. His works have been featured alongside the biggest names in Arab poetry like Adonis and Mahmud Darwesh; and Indian names like Arundhathi Subramaniam, Gopikrishnan Kottoor, K. Satchidanandan, Jayanta Mahapatra and Anita Nair. His poems have also been published or planned to be published in several anthologies such as Overplay/Underdone (Medusa's Laugh Press, 2013), Before There Is Nowhere To Stand: Palestine Israel Poets Respond To the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012), Malala: Poems For Malala Yousafzai (FutureCycle Press, 2013), World Peace E-Anthology (World Poetry Forum, 2013), The Dance Of The Peacock (Hidden Brook Press, 2014), etc. He was shortlisted for the International Capoliveri Haiku Prize 2013 by the Capoliveri Commune, Italy. Aftab earned his Bachelor of Theology degree in Christian Studies from the International Institute of Church Management, Chennai, in 2014 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Psychology from the University of Mumbai. Currently he is pursuing his Masters in English Literature and Psychology.

Book Details

Publisher: Persian Sun
Number of Pages: 53
Dimensions: 5"x7"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Saddle Stitched)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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affyjaan 6 years, 9 months ago Verified Buyer

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I am well versed with this poet and like his recent works much more. As this is the first work it has more of the teenage angst which has made place for a mature thought now.

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