Nazm is the generic term for the non-ghazal poetry that came to Urdu under the influence of the English poetry during the second half of the 20th century, and soon established its independent presence. Nazms are written both in rhymed verse following a rhyming scheme as well as in the free-verse form. Now prose poetry has also got established in Urdu
Aadil Raza Mansoori
Abdul Ahad Saaz
Prominent poet from Mumbai, well-known to connoisseurs of serious poetry.
Abdul Aziz Fitrat
Abdul Mannan Tarzi
Abhishek Kumar Amber
Abu Bakr Abbad
One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.
One of the leading modernist poets who broke many conventions. Wrote poetry in Urdu and Gujarati. He was also a famous calligrapher and playwright
Aditya Pant Naaqid
Aftab Iqbal Shamim
Afzal Ahmad Syed
One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.
Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi
Pakistani poet, only second to Faiz Ahmad Faiz in popularity. Rose to iconic stature powered by his seductively romantic and anti-establishment poetry.
Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.
Poet, lyricist, founding editor of literary magazine quarterly ''Svera''