The Poetry Society of Texas celebrated its centennial on the fifth of this month, presenting awards to 10 of its prestigious members as a token of appreciation for their services to the society and the field of poetry itself.
Dr. Amanullah Khan, originally a Pakistani based in Texas, made his fellow countrymen proud by bagging one of those awards. Dr. Amanullah Khan, whose English language poetry is infused with a liking and nostalgia for Pakistan’s rural culture, has also remained a former president of the Poetry Society of Texas, the oldest running poetry club in the United States of America – founded in 1921.
Dr. Amanullah Khan, whose birthplace is Kasur, inherently holds an inclination towards Punjabi poetry, but in order to cater to a wider circle of readers, especially those belonging to his current hometown Texas, Khan has published three books of English poetry, one of them being Of Neem, Nidus and Olive: A Life which is rich with nature as it exists in Pakistan’s rural areas. Not only this, but Dr. Amanullah Khan is also a KEMU graduate. Having attained his education from Lahore, he now resides in Texas where his services as a cancer specialist are highly appreciated and honoured.