The Agha Shahid Ali Archive

The Beloved Witness

The Beloved Witness project is a Mellon-funded digital archive of the video-taped readings, personal documents, letters, and manuscripts of Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001). The archive is a collaborative effort which will expand through contributions of letters, documents, critical perspectives and creative responses from colleagues, friends and readers of Shahid's works.


Postcard from Kashmir [poem]
Poem Publication History: Anthology: How strong the roots: Poems of exile (London: Evans Brothers, 1981), Poem Publication History: Book: The half-inch Himalayas (Wesleyan UP, 1987), Digital Publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Reading of "The Country without a post office" [video clip].
Poem Publication History: Kashmir without a Post Office in Graham House Review (Fall 1994)., Poem Publication History: Journal: Poetry Review (Spring 1993) 55., Copyright status under review, Digital publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Rooms are never finished [video clip]
Location of Talk: New York City, Poem Publication History: Nest: A Magazine of Interiors (Fall 1998), 130 (2002) Rooms Are Never Finished. New York: Norton., Performance Location: Baruch College, New York City, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Shahid to family, March 4, 1984 [letter]
Agha Shahid Ali literary trust (donor), Digital publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Shahid to family, November 4, 1984 [letter]
Agha Shahid Ali literary trust (donor), Digital publisher: Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College
Snow on the desert [video clip]
Location of Talk: Home in New Jersey., Poem Publication History: (1988) Paris Review No. 107, 202­205 (1991) A Nostalgist's Map of America: Poems. New York: Norton., Performance Location: New Jersey, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Snowmen [video clip]
Location of Talk: Salt Lake City, Utah, Poem Publication History: (1979) Fiddlehead 122: 63 (1986) Quarterly West 23: 73-77 (1987) The Half-Inch Himalayas. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press., Performance Location: Westminster College, University of Utah, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The correspondent [video clip]
Location of Talk: Boston, Massachusetts, Poem Publication History: (1995) Denver Quarterly 29.3: 42-43(1996) Zidne Novine,15 (translation from English by Ferida Durakovic) (1997) The Country Without a Post Office: Poems. New York: Norton., Performance Location: Boston--College?, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The keeper of the dead hotel [video clip]
Location of Talk: Muncie, Indiana, Poem Publication History: (1987) Ironwood 29: 78-79(1991) A Nostalgist's Map of America: Poems. New York: Norton, Performance Location: Ball St. University, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The previous occupant [video clip]
Poem Publication History: (1981) Poem 43: 31-32 (1987) The Half-Inch Himalayas. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press., Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
The wolf's postscript to "Little Red Riding Hood" [video clip]
Location of Talk: Muncie, Indiana, Poem Publication History: (1982) Missouri Review 6:1:22 (1987) A Walk Through the Yellow Pages, Tucson:SUN/Gemini, 1987., Performance Location: Ball State University, Submitter: Oneill-Murphy, Copyright status under review., Digital Publisher: Digital resource provided by the Digital Humanities Initiative.
Tonight
typed draft of "Ghazal" from volume The Country without a Post Office, Poem Publication History: The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems of Agha Shahid Ali, Copyright status: Copyright 2009 by the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust, Original digital object name: shahid-man-144-001, This digital resource is provided by The Beloved Witness, a project sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.