Pakistani poet is final 2009-2010 event in Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series


Pakistani poet is final 2009-2010 event in Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series

PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate National Poetry Month with a Pakistani poet as its final reading of the academic year.   Originally scheduled back in October, Pakistani poet Raza Ali Hasan will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 in the CSU-Pueblo’s Hoag Hall Art Gallery.  The reading is free.

Raza Ali Hasan is the author of two books, Grieving Shias (Sheep Meadow Press, 2006) and 67 Mogul Miniatures (Autumn House Press, 2009). His poems have appeared in AGNI, Shenandoah, Drunken Boat, and Blackbird. He is originally from Pakistan and came to America in 1991. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and teaches in the English department at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hasan’s books will be available for sale at the reading through the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.  For more information, contact Juan J. Morales, assistant professor and director of creative writing at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The Southern Colorado Reading Series is sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and brings established and published writers to CSU-Pueblo, where they give community readings and expose students to the world of creative writing.

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