Milosz Biedrzycki and H.M. Naqvi
International Writing Program residents, Milosz Biedrzycki, and H.M. Naqvi will read from their work. Milosz Biedrzycki, a poet from Poland, will be reading from his latest book 69, a volume of selected poems, published by Zephyr in 2010. Biedrzycki is an engineer by trade and has written six volumes of poetry in his native Poland, Sofostrofa i inne wiersze published in 2008 was short-listed for the Gdynia Literary Prize. His work has appeared regularly in English translation in the Chicago Review, Fence, Zoland Poetry, and Periphery.
H. M. Naqvi, a Pakistani novelist, will read from his debut novel Home Boy, published in 2009 by Random House. Beautifully written, sharply observed, and very funny, Home Boy is a heartbreaking story of a young immigrant's romance with America. It announces the debut of an original, electrifying voice in contemporary fiction. H.M. Naqvi has taught creative writing at Boston University and Georgetown University, worked as a banker, and run a spoken-word venue. A recipient of the Phelam Prize and a Lannan Fellowship, he now resides in Karachi.