Khalid Mukhtar is a poet, short story writer and aspiring novelist. He dabbles in free verse when he isn’t experimenting with hybrid meters in his poems. His work is predominantly influenced by Eastern culture and Sufi thought.
His first collection of poems titled In The Warmth Of The Shade was published in 2018 by Fons Vitae. His poem Morning Chai published in the Fall 2022 issue of Prairie Light Review won him the Budilovsky Literary Award. He also won 2nd Place Honorable Mention for his poem On Forgetting in Poets & Patrons’ 67th Poetry Contest 2023.
Khalid has written two unpublished novellas and is presently co-writing a memoir titled “Steeled: Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Master Mariner.”