Iftekhar Sayeed was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he currently resides. He teaches English as well as economics. He is a language consultant to several organizations.
His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in DANFORTH REVIEW, POSTCOLONIAL TEXT and DALHOUSIE REVIEW from Canada; ROGUESCHOLARS.COM, WRITETHIS.COM, PERIGEE, OPEDNEWS.COM, DREAMAGIC.COM, POET'S HAVEN, AXIS OF LOGIC, THE SQUARE TABLE, LITVISION, SOUTHERN CROSS REVIEW, RITRO.COM, PEMMICAN, GOWANUS, UNLIKELY STORIES (February, April, July 2006, Feb 2007) , FREEZERBOX, MOBIUS, CATALYZER, ALTAR MAGAZINE, ONLINE JOURNAL (2005,2006,2007) , LEFT CURVE (2004,2005) and THE WHIRLIGIG in the United States; in Britain: ENTER TEXT, PENNINE INK, CURRENT ACCOUNTS, MOUSEION, ERBACCE, THE JOURNAL, POETRY MONTHLY, ENVOI, ORBIS, ACUMEN and PANURGE; and in ASIAWEEK in Hong Kong; CHANDRABHAGA and the JOURNAL OF INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH in India; and HIMAL in Nepal.
He is also a freelance journalist. He and his wife love to tour Bangladesh.

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Iftekhar Sayeed Poems

A Victim Of Democracy

Based on the death of Mahima, who was violated by ruling party student activists because her father and ‎ brother belonged to the opposition. She killed herself on February 19,2002. ‎... more »

The Lynching At Rampura Lake

And again it had been people on the street who had been forced to take [the] law into ‎ their hands and lynch to death (sic) both Alauddin and his younger brother ‎ Rakib....Alauddin had been an Awami League activist during the Awami League rule, but ‎ jumped the ship to join BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] when they came to power. ‎

‎ -‎ Dhaka Courier 23 August 2002‎... more »

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JL [Jubo League - political party youth wing] leader's beheaded body recovered‎

Police recovered one behead[ed] body of local Jubo League leader AN Barua,25, from the ‎ Sanghu River....‎... more »

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