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Dec. 16, 2022

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Dr. Arif Ahmad

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Dr. Arif Ahmad

A Different Kind of Poetry Podcast


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Dr. Arif Ahmad is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and practices cardiology and electrophysiology in southern Wisconsin. He is a mid-Westerner with pride for where he came from – Pakistan, his faith – Muslim, and most of all, for the county he now calls home – America. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, he has lived in New York City, Milwaukee, and Iron Mountain, MI, and now resides in Madison, WI. He also has a farm 20 minutes from his home.  Dr. Arif Ahmad lived his first 30 years of life in Pakistan. After coming to America in the 1990s, he has been in the United States for almost 30 years. Through his experiences and optimistic outlook, he shares an encouraging vision for America in his debut book, A Piece of Me: An Arrangement of Words To Inspire Reflection. Written over a decade the 2010s, his book offers provocative thoughts on a wide variety of topical areas, including unity, diversity, news media, faith, and health. It became a best-seller on Amazon and earned the 2022 Bronze Medal Award in the Poetry/ Verse category for the Global Book Awards. Though it is his debut book, his writings have been published in the Associated Press and CNN.com. What we can learn from the Muslim-American experienceHow he uses award-winning poetry to get his points acrossExploring our nation through the eyes of a well-educated Pakistani immigrantHow can we shape society for the future right nowWhy we should feel optimism — but what we can do to bridge our cultural divide Which moments of the past decade are defining America.