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Ali Znaidi

Ali Znaidi

Born: October 27 1977 in Redeyef, Tunisia
Resides: Redeyef, Gafsa, Tunisia
E-mail: aznaidi1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translation. He also has a penchant for short-form verse including haiku in all its forms and Fibonacci sequences. His work has been widely-published in recent years. He is reputedly the first Tunisian poet ever to have originally published a collection of haiku in English (Bye, Donna Summer!). He has also authored four poetry chapbooks.

Awards and Other Honors: Special Recognition, The Fujisan Haiku Contest (2013)

Books Published: Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012); Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012); Taste of the Edge (Kind of A Hurricane Press, 2014); Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014).

Selected Work
autumnal winds blow
trees harmoniously sway
lily’s aroma
finds a way into the street
Lily’s aroma
thunder loudly roars
deafening noise splits the ears
buzzing buzzing bees
two black clouds dancing
raindrops quenching the soil’s thirst
a bra drying up
summer fruits abound
two bunches of grapes protrude
her sassy earrings
Nimble winter rain
reconfiguring the soil
—A Photoshop craft

Credits: “autumnal winds blow” - Haiku Journal 9 (May 20, 2012); “thunder loudly roars” - Three Line Poetry 13 (June 16, 2012); “summer fruits abound” - Ink Sweat and Tears (July 6, 2012); “lily’s aroma” - Three Line Poetry 17 (July 19, 2012); “two black clouds dancing” - BoySlut (September 14, 2012); “Nimble winter rain” - The Literary Yard (February 11, 2014).

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