Ali Znaidi Featured in Poised in Flight Anthology

Poised in Flight Book Cover. Photo borrowed off

Poised in Flight Book Cover. Photo borrowed off


Ali Znaidi’s poem “What I Learned from the Flying Wings” was published in Poised in Flight anthology (page 147) on March 28, 2013 by Kind of a Hurricane Press.


Many thanks to editors A.J. Huffman and April Salzano.


It is available as a free PDF download here.


It is also available in Paperback from ($7.50 plus S&H). Order here.

This is the poem :


What I Learned from the Flying Wings


different-coloured feathers, ||castrated words||,

eyes scrolling up & down, plucked feathers

become transplanted onto your mind, & mess

the dancefloor of your dreams, dream is a

synonym of flight, flight is a transgression

against a status quo, & the words stagnate in

the nest, all of a sudden, the nestlings begin

chirruping, & the nest shakes, words start flying

in a shake, & begin to taste like a rainbow,

Wings, a plethora of dreams, & the pure blood

of freedom [seminal] always percolates the

flying wings, bestowing fecundity on the

castrated words,                       & the revolution

won’t succeed unless the flying wings copulate

w/ the rainbow.


Written 11/02/2013



About aliznaidi

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 here and there and is scheduled to appear elsewhere . At moments of revelation, he smokes and drinks green tea with mint while pondering.
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