Rooms are Never Finished

Finalist, National Book Awards 2001 for Poetry

Rooms are Never Finished by Agha Shahid Ali book cover 2001
ISBN 9780393041491
W. W. Norton & Company
Agha Shahid Ali author photo, credit: Neil Davenport
Agha Shahid Ali

Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001) taught at the University of Utah, at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. More about this author >

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In this stunningly inventive collection—a Finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in poetry—Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon his childhood home, Kashmir, and reveals a more personal devastation: his mother’s death and the journey with her body back to Kashmir.