Waqas Khwaja is Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at Agnes Scott College, where he teaches courses in Victorian poetry and fiction, British Romanticism, Narratives of Empire, Gothic literature, Postcolonial World literature, and Creative Writing. He has a Ph.D. in English from Emory University, and LL.B. from the Punjab University Law College, Lahore, in addition to an honorary fellowship from the International Writing Program, University of Iowa. Khwaja has published three collections of original poetry, No One Waits for the Train, Six Geese from a Tomb at Medum, and Mariam’s Lament, in addition to Writers and Landscapes, a literary travelogue about his experiences with the International Writers Program, University of Iowa, and he has edited three anthologies of Pakistani literature, Cactus, Mornings in the Wilderness, and Short Stories from Pakistan, representing work originally written in English as well as poetry and fiction from Urdu and Punjabi in English translation he undertook especially for these publications. He served as translation editor (and contributing translator) for Modern Poetry of Pakistan, a National Endowment of the Arts project, which showcases the work of 44 poets from Pakistan’s national and regional languages and has guest-edited a special issue of scholarly articles on Pakistani Literature for the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. A regular contributor to The Frontier Post, The Pakistan Economic Review, The Pakistan Times, News International, The Nation, and The Friday Times between 1983 and 1992, Khwaja was a practicing lawyer and visiting professor of law in Pakistan before migrating to the U.S. in 1994 to pursue an academic career in literature. He has published articles and essays on writers from a variety of linguistic and cultural traditions and on subjects as wide-ranging as literature and economics, history, culture, and politics. A special issue on Pakistani poetry that he guest edited for Atlanta Review was released in Spring 2014. His poems and translations have appeared in US, Pakistani, European, and Far Eastern publications, literary journals and anthologies.