Writers and Scholars’ Series, Launching Hold My Breath, poetry reading and book signing, Alston Center, Agnes Scott College, April 25, 2017;

Book Launch, “Hold Your Breath,” organized by Sukhan Baraey Ama’an (Arts for Peace), Pakistan Academy of Letters, April 17, 2017; [link]

“Tribute to Khawaja Khurshid Anwar,” PTV Word, The Classics Show, Waqas Khwaja in conversation with compere Shabnam Riaz, April 16, 2017; [link]

Poetry Reading, English Poetry–Mixed Voices: Poets from Home and Abroad. Participants, Blaine Marchand, Waqas Khwaja, Harris Khalique, Azka Khan, Orooj e Zafar, Waqas Naeem, Mehvash Amin, and Risham Amjad. Moderator: Ilona Yusuf. Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Sangam Hall, Hotel Margala, Islamabad, April 15, 2017;

Book Launch, Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani Literature in English by Muneeza Shamsie. Panelists, Navid Shahzad, Aroosa Kanwal, Muneeza Shamsie, and Waqas Khwaja. Moderator: Tariq Rahman. Fifth Annual Islamabad Literature Festival, Margalla Hall, Hotel Margala, Islamabad, April 15, 2017; [link]

Book LaunchHold Your Breath, Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF), April 14, 2017

Two Poems: “I Was Born an Enemy” and “I Am Afraid of Muslims”

“Last Spring”

“What could be stranger,” with translation in Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, and on the PoetryIndia website, Feb. 2017

“I was born an enemy,” Wild River Review, Jan. 2017

“a breath, a word,” for Eric Garner, Wild River Review, Jan. 2017

“I am afraid of Muslims,” with translation in Italian, Margutte, Oct. 2016

Translation of Nasreen Anjum Bhatti’s Punjabi poem “Shamlaat,”

100 Thousand Poets for Change, Frannie Auditorium, Campbell, Agnes Scott College, Sept. 13, 2016

100 Thousand Poets for Change, Frannie Auditorium, Campbell, Agnes Scott College, Sept. 26, 2015

“Who is it?” Translation of Nasreen Anjum Bhatti’s poem “Ve Kehraa En”, Umang, Oct. 2014

100 Thousand Poets for Change, Campbell Hall Auditorium, Sept. 27, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs3KTDGyspQ

“Can Poets Change the World,” Create and Do: In Search for Peace: Marsaxlook, Malta, Sept. 7, 2014,

Celebrating Literature: Conversation with Sana Husain, editor, The Missing Slate, July, 2014

“unclassified i,” poem, The Missing Slate, Issue 9, July 2013

“Farewell” and “Dreams,” poems, Sugarmule: A Literary Magazine, Issue 43, Borders and Partitions: South Asia Diaspora, Soniah Kamal, Guest Ed., May 2013

“Marketplace of Voices,” from Poetry and Voice, Stephanie Norgate and Ellie Paddington, eds., 2012

“What a Difference a Word Makes,” interview, Wild River Review, August 2012

“Coat,” poem, Wild River Review, August 2012

“Poetics of Storytelling,” Herald/Dawn, May, 2012

“Triptych,” poem, Vallum, 9:1, Jan. 2012

“Sir William Jones: An Imperial Appetite—Romancing the Orient, Espousing the Empire,” Joseph R. Gladden, Jr., Public Lecture, Agnes Scott College, Nov. 8, 2011

“I Bide My Time,” poem, Wild River Review, Aug. 2011

Book launch, Modern Poetry of Pakistan, Nairang Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan, July 29, 2011

Book launch, Modern Poetry of Pakistan: Kuch Khaas, Islamabad, July 17, 2011,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXrJTHL7UXA&feature=related

Word from Asia: Pakistan, with Hasina Gul and Fahmida Riaz, launching of Modern Poetry of Pakistan, Asia Society, sponsored by PEN International, Granta, Dalkey Archive, and Asia Society, New York, April 30, 2011, http://asiasociety.org/video/arts-culture/word-asia-pakistan-complete

“Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador,” Asia Society web page, April 2011

“Urdu Writing in India and Pakistan,” Words Without Borders, Oct. 2010    

Modern Poetry of Pakistan: An Introduction, Anthology’s editor offers background on a major cultural tradition,” Asia Society web page, April 2011

Clayton State University poetry reading and discussion, Oct. 16, 2008

Literary Engagements 2011

Book Launch for Modern Poetry of Pakistan: Kuch Khaas, Islamabad, Pakistan

Book Launch for Modern Poetry of Pakistan: Kuch Khaas, Islamabad, Pakistan-Part 2

Word from Asia: Pakistan, with Hasina Gul and Fahmida Riaz, launching of Modern Poetry of Pakistan, Asia Society, sponsored by PEN International, Granta, Dalkey Archive, and Asia Society, New York, April 30, 2011

Link to Word from Asia Event


Link to video of Translation Slam (Quicktime plugin required)

Saturday, April 30, 4:00pm
Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York City
Modern Poetry of Pakistan
Pakistani poets Fahimida Riaz and Hasina Gul join Waqas Khwaja, translation editor of the anthology, for a discussion of Pakistani poetry, including the challenges and pleasures of translating. Fahmida Riaz and Hasina Gul will also read from their poetry.
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May 3, 2011, 7:00pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX
Modern Poetry of Pakistan event in Houston. Poetry reading and discussion–Fehmida Riaz, Hasina Gul, and Waqas Khwaja, and other Asia Society Events
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Click here for information on my presentation at the 2011 Savannah Book Festival
Click here for information on the 2011 Savannah Book Festival