Hassanal Abdullah is a Bangladeshi-American poet, novelist, critic, translator and the editor of Shabdaguchha, an International Bilingual Poetry Magazine, since 1998. He has introduced a new sonnet form, Swatantra Sonnet, with seven-line stanza-pattern and abcdabc efgdefg rhyming scheme. He also wrote a 304-page epic on the Universe and how life is connected to it using almost all the major scientific theories and evolutionary understanding. He is the author of 44 books in different genres,37 of which are in Bengali text, and 7 in English Translation. Mr. Abdullah is a New York City High School Math teacher. He received the Homer European Medal for Poetry 2016 and attended the Silk Road International Poetry Festival in China 2016. He also attended the 2nd International Poetry Festival held in Greece 2019. Besides English, his poetry has also been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Greek, Italian, Romanian and Vietnamese languages. Mr. Abdullah was a feature for the Seventh Quarry, a Poetry Magazine from England, which published his interview and sonnets in translation in its February 2016 issue. 'Anubhuti, ' a Dhaka based poetry magazine, published its Book Fair 2016 issue as Hassanal Abdullah issue. Mr. His 50th Birthday was celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by the Birthday Celebration Committee, and in Gopalganj, the city he was born. Hassanal Abdullah: Poet Voyager Puthiniloy,2017, a 240-page book was published on his work to mark the poet's 50th Birthday. Hassanal received 2019 translation grant from Queens Council on the Arts.
If I have a little cash, I will open an art shop
My modernist call
Will raise echo and journey to
Corners of places not reached before.
In my childhood I saw many gods
With their red wide eyes
Full of threats.
My days passed by
Enter with a bare chest. Dear lady, the complex
cage of dress fails to give me the deepest pleasure.
I want naked beauty, like the snake and the tree.
My restless flowering youth thus longs for the taste
When God is dead
I will swim in the river.
I will play football
And get a lot of fans