Khondakar Ashraf Hossain: was born in Jamalpur, Bangladesh in 1950. Educated in Dhaka and Leeds, he is currently a Professor of English at the University of Dhaka. He is a renowned poet, writing mostly in Bangla into English. He has also translated from German and English into Bangla. He was awarded the Alaol Literary Prize for poetry in 1987 and the West Bengal Little Magazine Award 1998 for editing the magazine for poetry and arts, ‘Ekobingsho’. His poems have been translated into English, German , French, Telegu and Hindi. His doctoral thesis, Modernism and Beyond: Western Influence on Bangladeshi Poetry, is currently under print.