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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Agha Shahid Ali (AH-lee) was both a poet and a scholar. In 1986, he published T. S. Eliot as Editor, a critical work based on his doctoral dissertation. Ali also was a translator and an editor. With the help of his mother, Sufia Agha Ashraf Ali, he translated the poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz from Urdu into English, collecting them in The Rebel’s Silhouette: Selected Poems (1995). In 2000, he edited Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English, with an afterword by Sara Suleri Goodyear.