Semeen Ali

Semeen Ali
Semeen Ali is the author of four books of poetry – Broken Barriers (2008); Rose & Ashes (2009); Origins (2012); and Transitions (2014). While Origins was published by Poets Printery, South Africa; the others were published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata.
Her book, Rose & Ashes was nominated for the Young Writers Award at the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2011 and received the Jury Commendation Award.  And she was invited to read from her works at the Hyderabad Literary Festival, 2015.
Her poems have also featured in journals like A Hudson View Poetry Digest, Muse India and The Four Quarterly Magazine to name a few.  Her poems have featured in The Dance of the Peacock, Anthology of English poetry from India (Hidden Brooks Press, Canada, 2013). Her poems have featured in Suvarnareka, Anthology of Indian women poets (The Poetry Society of India, 2014); and Trainstorm: An Anthology of Alternate Train Poetry (Poets Printery, 2016).
She has edited an anthology of English poetry written by women poets from New Delhi called Dilli (Poets Printery, South Africa, 2014), and two special features for Muse India –   Écriture feminine (Nov- Dec,2015); and The Power and Fear of the Pen: Democracy and Freedom of Expression (Jul-Aug, 2016).
She has co-edited an anthology on pre globalization poetry – 40 under 40 – An anthology of post globalisation poetry with poet Nabina Das (Poetrywala, Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt.Ltd, 2016).
She has been on the Jury for the National Poetry Slam Competition held in Bengaluru in September, 2016 where colleges from across the country participated.
She was invited by Sahitya Academy – A Festival of Readings by Young Poets in English to read out from her works in November, 2016 at Agartala, Tripura.
She reviews books for The Book Review and guest edited an edition on Contemporary Indian Poetry (April, 2017).
She is currently pursuing her PhD from Department of English, University of Delhi.


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