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Shamshad Abdulaev

Shamshad Abdulaev was born in the town of Fergana in East Uzbekistan.  He became one of the first poets to verbalize the language of the surrounding Asian landscape and is usually distinguished as the father of the Fergana school of poetry.



Fall 2011 | Poetry

That night I read The Revolt of the Masses not yet knowing
that at that same hour they
set houses on fire. They say,
an old woman tossed in flames trying