Dilruba Ahmed author, editor, educator 2012-01-12T04:11:41Z http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Ruba <![CDATA[Hyphen Magazine reviews Dhaka Dust]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=98 2011-09-15T03:49:32Z 2011-09-15T03:49:32Z “What’s so promising about Dhaka Dust is precisely that Ahmed never evades our contemporary moment, taking on a globalizing, anxiety-stricken world while always focusing on the contradictory ways that her speakers live through them. Over the course of these poems, Ahmed subtly crafts the emotionally complex terrain that captures the sprawl and dislocation that shape our early 21st century psychology.” –Hyphen Magazine review of Dhaka Dust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[New York Times reviews Dhaka Dust]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=95 2011-09-05T19:02:11Z 2011-09-05T19:01:37Z "Though she’s American, Ms. Ahmed makes it clear that she’s been honed and haunted by her ghost homeland, Bangladesh. But that knowledge offers small solace, only dual exile...." 
--"Poets’ Visions of America From the Inside and Out," The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Ploughshares Reviews Dhaka Dust…]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=93 2011-08-03T16:55:30Z 2011-08-03T16:55:30Z …online, here.

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Book Review of Dhaka Dust…]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=92 2011-08-03T16:52:39Z 2011-07-21T01:35:05Z …in the Sacramento Book Review.

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Talkadelphia Interview]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=91 2011-08-03T16:53:42Z 2011-07-15T14:28:41Z Gino and Kishwer interview me for Talkadelphia.  Thanks, you two!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Dhaka Dust reviewed on “Shelf Awareness”]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=84 2011-06-29T03:53:26Z 2011-06-29T03:51:19Z Shelf Awareness for Readers reviews Dhaka Dust:  ”Ahmed’s work interweaves a grounded Stateside presence with the ghosts of her cultural homeland, all under the influence of a personal, yet holistic, sense of place and language. The image of dust recurs throughout the book, but is not a limiting theme; in her poems, it can remind us of the absolute dirtiness of life, the taste of a finely powdered spice or the particular haziness of memory.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Book Launch Party 7/16/11- Save the Date]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=75 2011-06-07T04:17:25Z 2011-05-23T16:03:38Z Dhaka Dust Book Launch Party!

July 16, 8 PM
The Black Sheep
247 S. 17th Street
(17th & Latimer, between Spruce & Locust)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-9473
FREE.  Light appetizers.
Cash bar.

Featuring poetry by Dilruba Ahmed, Tua Chaudhuri, and Ross White, & fiction by James McAdams. Hosted by Seth Pollins.

Below:  a sneak preview of an early finished copy of the book (click for a closer look).

Dhaka Dust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Jean Valentine & “the hidden way of each of us, buried”]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=73 2011-04-26T00:16:15Z 2011-04-26T00:16:15Z My post on Jean Valentine’s amazing Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems is now online at the National Book Foundation’s blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Review of DHAKA DUST on Poetry Foundation blog]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=71 2011-04-07T22:04:56Z 2011-04-07T22:04:17Z Rigoberto Gonzales reviews Dhaka Dust on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog: “Harriet readers, put Dhaka Dust on your must-have list this season.”

 

 

 

 

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Ruba <![CDATA[Indivisible Editors on Blog Talk Radio]]> http://www.dilrubaahmed.com/?p=69 2011-04-07T04:25:18Z 2011-04-07T04:25:18Z Neelanjana Banerjee and Pireeni Sundaralingam discuss their award-winning anthology, Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry, co-edited with Summi Kaipa – and read a poem of mine in the process.

 

 

 

 

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