Salman Tarik Kureshi
Salman Tarik Kureshi is a Karachi-based English language poet, writer, and columnist. Born at Lahore and educated at Lahore, Multan, and London, he has lived most of his adult years at Karachi. A former corporate executive and marketing consultant, he is presently engaged as an Editorial Consultant at Oxford University Press. He is married, with two grown children, his wife being an Artist and a teacher of Fine Arts. Kureshi’s poems have been published over the years in magazines in the US, Britain, and of course in Pakistan. They have also appeared in anthologies: Pieces of Eight (Karachi, 1971); Legacy of the Indus (New York, 1974); The Blue Wind (Somerset, England, 1985); Dragonfly in the Sun (Karachi, 1998); An Anthology (Karachi, 1998); Journal of Postcolonial Writing (London, 2011); and a solo volume Landscapes of the Mind (Oxford University Press, 1998). Some of his poems and short stories have been published in the annual Pakistan Journal of Literature. As a columnist, he writes on socio-political topics in the weekly Friday Times and the dailies Dawn and Daily Times.