This is edited transcript of an interview with Agha Shahid Ali by Suvir Kaul, recorded at the Mass Communications Research Center, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi in August 1997.
Would you like to talk about your professional life in the US? What encourages you to keep writing?
Agha Shahid Ali
I am a Professor of English and a creative writer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and I am Director of the Program in Creative Writing there. These institutions support writers. They reward you for publishing what you would be publishing anyway.