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Ali Znaidi

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translations. His work has appeared in The Bamboo Forest, The Camel Saloon, phantom kangaroo, BoySlut, fortunates.org, Otoliths, Dead Snakes, Speech Therapy Poetry Zine, streetcake magazine, The Rusty Nail, Yes,Poetry, The South Townsville micro poetry journal, Shot Glass Journal, the fib review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mad Swirl, Eskimo Pie, Spinoza Blue, Haiku Journal, Three Line Poetry, UFO Gigolo, and other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada).

He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi.


  Ali's Origami micro-chapbook and selected poem are available by clicking on the title.  

Origami Micro-chapbook

Selected Poem(s)

Moon's Cloth Embroidered with Poems

“Dejection Falls Apart,” and
“Booby-trapped Pigeons” appeared in
 The Camel Saloon.
“Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems”
appeared in The Bamboo Forest.
“A New Light” appeared in Speech
Therapy Poetry Zine.

{mooblock=Booby-trapped Pigeons}

The dictator ordered
that each carrier pigeon
had to be booby-trapped.
The dictator wanted
that each advocate
of freedom
had to be exploded.
But he forgot
that blood would irrigate
seeds of liberty,
& that pigeons would continue
to bathe in the fountain
of freedom,
while pecking little grains
given to them
by a little innocent child.
Ali Znaidi © 2013