Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s poems have appeared in Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, The Cortland Review, South Asian Review, RHINO, Hubbub, New Millennium Writings, The Citron Review, 3 Quarks Daily, San Diego Free Press, and are forthcoming in The Adirondack Review, Sugar Mule and other places. Her essays on eastern poetic forms such as the Ghazal and Qasida have been published in the Journal of Contemporary World Literature, and her essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies and Knot magazine. She represents Pakistan on Universe: A United Nations of Poetry .
Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s first book Baker of Tarifa won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times and has taught as a visiting professor at San Diego State University. Hashmi has served as the editor of San Diego’s Magee Park Poets Anthology since 2000 and is the English Section editor of MahMag World Literature.