Waqas Khwaja practiced law and worked as a journalist in Lahore, Pakistan, before migrating to America to earn his Ph.D. in English Literature, specializing in Victorian fiction, from Emory University in Atlanta. He is professor of English at Agnes Scott College where he chaired the English Department from 2004-2007 and teaches 19th century British literature, Romantic prose and poetry, Postcolonial literature, and poetry writing. He has published three collections of original poetry, Mariam’s Lament (1992), Six Geese From a Tomb at Medum (1987), and No One Waits for the Train (2007), the latest focused on the displacements and violence following the Partition of India in 1947. Khwaja has also published Writers and Landscapes (1991), a literary travelogue about his experiences with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and edited three anthologies of Pakistani literature, Cactus (1986), Mornings in the Wilderness (1988), and Pakistani Short Stories (1992), which also contain his translations of prose and poetry from Urdu and Punjabi. An anthology of translated poems from Pakistan’s multiple language traditions, Modern Poetry of Pakistan, for which he has served as translation editor as well as a contributing translator, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in January 2011. Khwaja’s original creative work as well as his translations of poetry have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies among them Granta, Atlanta Review, South Asian Review, Eleven Eleven, Frank, World Poets from Iowa, Alhambra Poetry Calendar, The Poems of Munir Niazi, and Dragonfly in the Sun. He has also contributed scholarly articles and reviews to academic journals and publications and guest-edited a special issue on Pakistani literature for the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.