Agha Shahid Ali
Agha Shahid Ali was a Kashmiri American Muslim who wrote nine poetry collections and a book of literary criticism. He worked on several important translations, such as a collection of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry. Rooms Are Never Finished, published a year before his death in 2002, was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work is noted for its blending of cultural influences and his use of traditional and modern forms of verse.