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($10.00, £8.00)
Format Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978 984 20 0371-4
Edition 1st
Pages 135

\"Words are but costumed actors on the pages; A poet is but the director of the stage While the readers remain the real producers who never age. A poet is a word player who empties out her self To empower the readers to become the producers Of a world full of meandering meanings. A poet\'s word play is an enactment of her emptied entity That she changes like the skin of a snake Before embarking upon enlisting a world that she likes to see.\" Acknowledgements: For their encouragement, I would like to thank all the members of the blog poetryandwriting.activeboard; these fellow poets from the virtual world made me realize that my words were finally ready for a print version. I owe a special debt of thanks to Prof. Syed Manzoorul Islam for having immense faith in me, and for convincing me that this book could be published. I am grateful, too, to Poet Kaiser Haq for endorsing my debut attempt. Thanks also to Prof. Fakrul Alam for his critical sense of how creativity should be approached. It is a pleasure to be able to thank Meher Nigar Jerin for coming up with the brilliant cover design. This book wouldn\'t have seen the light of day without the warm cooperation of Mr. Zakir of Adorn Publishers; my heartfelt thanks. My family has been a constant source of support; I won\'t belittle their love and affection with any formal thanks.

Shamsad Mortuza / শামসেদ মোর্তুজা

Dr. Shamsad Mortuza teaches English at the University of Dhaka. He remains an adjunct professor and advisor in the Department of English and Humanities at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He has taught at many universities including Jahangirnagar University, where he was the Chair of the Department of English between 2005 and 2008. Dr. Mortuza is a Fulbright scholar who did his MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He went to Birkbeck College, University of London to work for his PhD. His doctoral thesis The Figure of the Shaman in Contemporary British Poetry, was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers, UK in 2013. As a senior visiting Fulbright postdoctoral Fellow, he attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to research on the idea of the occult in literature. He is a member of the editorial board of Six Seasons Review. Dr. Mortuza is married to Shahnaz Gazi, a career diplomat, and is blessed with a teenage daughter, Shamael Mortuza Arshi.