Hassanal Abdullah, a poet and novelist who now lives in New York was born in a village of Gopalgonj, Bangladesh. From the beginning of his writing career, he established his own tone and voice. He has introduced sonnets with rhyming scheme abcdabc efgdefg and seven lines stanza pattern. He calls them Swatantra Sonnets.
Hassan has six collections of poetry, a novel, and a textbook on Bengali rhetoric and prosody to his credit. All of these were written in Bengali and published in Dhaka, except the bilingual collection, Breath of Bengal, which was published by Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, New York, and was translated into English by Nazrul Islam Naz, a British Bengali poet. HassanAl is the editor a bilingual (Bengali-English) poetry journal, Shabdaguchha, from New York.
In this exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service Hassanal Abdullah talks about his recently published poetic work , Nokkhotro O Manusher Procchhod
Hasan has lived in New York City since 1990, where he works as a High School math (calculus) and computer teacher for the Department of Education. He also taught Calculus and Computers at Hunter College and Laguardia Community College.