Poet Helal Hafiz


Short Biography


Helal Hafiz (Bengali: হেলাল হাফিজ) is a Bangladeshi poet. He is considered a true representative of the poets of his generation. He studied at Netrokona Datta High School, Netrokona College and University of Dhaka. His first collection of poems: Je Jale Agun Jwale published in 1986 was the best-selling Bengali book in Ekushey Book Fair of the year. "Nishiddha Sampadakiya" ("The Banned Editorial"), one of his most quoted poems inspired at least two generations of revolutionaries and angry young men. During the Mass Upsurge in 1969 it became a popular slogan and a constant source of inspiration for Bengali political activists, specially students. He...

Read More

Poem of the Day

The Height Of Land

Duncan Campbell Scott

Here is the height of land:
The watershed on either hand
Goes down to Hudson Bay
Or Lake Superior;
The stars are up, and far away
The wind sounds in the wood, wearier

Read Full Poem

Poet of the Day

Stevie Smith

Florence Margaret Smith was born on September 20, 1902 in Hull, England. Her father left the family to join the North Sea Patrol when she was just a young girl. She moved at the age of three to Palmers Green where she...

Read Full Biography