Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tunisian teacher/poet Ali Znaidi's haiku chapbook: 'Bye, Donna Summer' (from Canada's Fowlpox Press)

Am quite astonished (and delighted) the haiku chapbook 'Bye, Donna Summer', written by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi and published by Virgil Kay's Canadian Press 'Fowlpox', found it's way around our world to my desk - 

                            some Spanish apples
                            on a Tunisian stall
                            lost in translation

                                                             Ali Znaidi

fine haiku further complemented by the layout and design of Fowlpox Press's Paul E Valente. . .  yes, one world united by poetry (and music, and dance, et al.) - we, of course (hopefully) know this, and, here is Ali Znaid's fine example - Tunisia through Canada to America! - lovely -

           lily’s aroma
finds a way into the street
           Lily’s aroma
                                     Ali Znaidi 

further info -
Ali Znaidi:  
(b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. . .  his poetry appears in magazines and journals worldwide.  His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada).  He blogs at and also about Tunisian literature at

       On a spring morning 
Dim the lights, “Dim all The 
      I’ll miss you Summer

                                   Ali Znaidi and the title from a Donna Summer song
    Fowl Feathered Review is from Fowlpox Press - parent website: - chapbooks available at no cost. 'Our focus is the written word, and we are not held back by a fixed number of subscriptions, sales, etc. - this comes after years of working with a formula that yields the best compilation of contemporary poetry unencumbered by national demographics or political bias.  You are welcome to submit your chapbook manuscript to, please also enclose a biography - we are very interested in the people writing'.
Cheers,   Virgil Kay

Bye, Donna Summer
layout and design Paul E Valente   Fowlpox Press
ISBN 978-1-927593-31-8

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                     

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