The Snowman

01 November 2014
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ABOUT THE POEM In this work by Asiya Zahoor, a slowly melting snowman appears in a landscape full of violence and suffering. Its dissolution is not just real but rhetorical: it sends the speaker tumbling into the past of her civilisation, and into revelatory visions and metamorphoses.

The Snowman

by Asiya Zahoor

Asiya Zahoor Asiya Zahoor teaches at a college in her hometown, Baramulla, in Kashmir. A linguist by training, she recently started the website Bol Bosh (www.bolbosh.net) to help keep alive the various languages spoken in Kashmir.

Keywords: poetry Asiya Zahoor snowman
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