Mohammad Shafiqul Islam

Dr Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, (ORCID:, is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. The areas he is interested in include poetry, creative writing, and literary translation. In addition to Postcolonialism, Translation Studies, and World Literature, he likes to work on Modern and South Asian literatures. Dr Islam is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Inner State, and the translator of Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories and Aphorisms of Humayun Azad. His poetry, translation, and research articles have appeared in Critical Survey, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, South Asian Review, Journal of World Literature, Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, Massachusetts Review, The NEHU Journal, Poem: International English Language Quarterly, Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, Dibur Literary Journal, Lunch Ticket, Stag Hill Literary Journal, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized in a number of books, including The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction (Comma Press, UK). He has also presented a good number of papers in international conferences, and participated in workshops on literary translation and creative writing, including the ones organized by East Anglia University, the University of London, UK, and San Pellegrino University, Italy. Poetry editor of Reckoning, Dr Islam is currently at work on his third collection of poetry and a few translation projects.