The distinguished Romanian poet and translator Nina CASSIAN (IWP '86) died in New York, where she had sought political asylum in 1985.
Ruby RAHMAN has published three collections, most recently Kan Pete Achi, Moumachi [‘I am Eager to Listen to You, O Bee’], 2006. Her work has been anthologized in Bangladesh and India, and published in U.S journals. From 1970 to 2004, she taught English at the University of Dhaka. Rahman serves on the editorial board of Kali O Kalam, a Bengali monthly literary journal, and on the Jury Board of the Prothom Alo newspaper. Her awards include the Ananya Literary Award for Poetry in 2004. She attends courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.