Azra Abbas is a poet in the Urdu language. After earning her Masters degree in Urdu at the Karachi University, she taught Urdu Literature at a government college. In 1981, she published an extended prose poem in the stream-of-consciousness form Neend ki Musafatain. Since then, she has written four collections of poetry, her memoirs, a compilation of short stories, and a novel. She currently lives in Karachi with her husband, the poet and novelist Anwer Sen Roy.