Dilruba Ahmed

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American writer, educator, poet

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According to Wikipedia, Dilruba Ahmed is an American writer, educator, and poet of Bangladeshi descent. Her work was selected by Major Jackson for The Best American Poetry 2019. Early life Dilruba Ahmed was born in the United States and grew up in western Pennsylvania and rural Ohio. Her parents are from Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States. Her interest in poetry comes from her mother who used to write and recite poetry in Bangladesh. From her mother she learned the works of Rabindranath Tagore and Jibanananda Das. She completed her BPhil and MAT from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated with MFA from the Warren Wilson College. She has taught at the Low-Residency MFA program of the Chatham University and at Bryn Mawr College.

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