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Sabah Ahmed
Poet / Author

Saikh Md. Sabah Al-Ahmed is a young Guwahati-based poet, lyricist and columnist from Assam. Among his many accolades are the Reuel International Prize for Poetry (2019) for Best Upcoming Poet from the North East and a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by the United Nations Association (UNA) of Assam for his ‘outstanding literary achievements in the field of poetry and journalism’.

His debut poetry collection Tranquil Musings was reviewed by Jnanpith awardee Dr. Mamoni Raisom Goswami and released by legendary (former) BBC journalist Sir Mark Tully at the Asia International Literary Festival in 2010. His other books are ‘ Contemporary Chronicles – Polity, Society & Culture’ (2012) and ‘ Past of the Present – A Historical Quest’ (2012).  His poems have been translated into Italian by Giorgio Moio in Frequenze Poetiche, an Italian magazine published from the city of Naples. Closer to home, his poems were translated into Manipuri by veteran Manipuri writer and critic Laishram Memo Singh. Keki Daruwala, one of India’s legendary poets, applauds him as “A young poet with promise.” His poems and book reviews have appeared in Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Frequenze Poetiche (Italy), Asian Times (Canada), Joao-Roque Literary Journal (London), KrityaThe Alipore PostGarhwal Post (Uttrakhand), The TelegraphThe Assam Tribune, and The Sentinel. His popular monthly column titled Urban Musing has completed a century of columns in The Assam Tribune since he first started it in April 2013.

He presently teaches ‘poetry and creative writing’ at Cotton University as guest faculty, as well as English and Social Sciences at his alma mater – Don Bosco School, Guwahati. His poetry blog poetsabah.com is a storehouse of his beautiful poetry.