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Hassanal Abdullah, a Bangladeshi-American poet, is the editor of Shabdaguchha and the author of 13 books including an epic, Nakhatra O Manusar Prochhad (2007), on the universe and life in it, published by Ananya, Dhaka. Bangla Academy published his Kobiter Chhanda (1997), a book on Bengali poetic styles and rhythms. He introduced a new form of sonnets, Swatantra Sonnet (1998) with seven-line stanzas and abcdabc efgdefg rhyming scheme. Breath of Bengal (2000), his bilingual poetry collection, was published by Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, New York. He has also been translated into French and Spanish. Mr. Abdullah works for the NYC Department of Education as a High School math teacher. He translates to and from Bengali and English.
Arthur Dobrin is Professor Emeritus at Hofstra University, where he continues to teach applied ethics in the areas of business and media. He is also the Leader Emeritus of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.
He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than twenty books, including most recently The Lost Art of Happiness, Spelling God with Two O's and Business Ethics: The Right Way to Riches.
Arthur and his wife Lyn were Peace Corps volunteers in Kenya.