Semeen Ali

Works

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Transitions

2014

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Origins

2012

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Rose & Ashes

2009

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Broken Barriers

2008

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Of Dry Tongues and Brave Hearts

Co-Editor

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The Madness of the Word

Guest Editor

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A Map Called Home

Co-Editor

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Indian English Poetry

Guest Editor

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The Power and the Fear of the Pen: Democracy and Freedom of Expression

Guest Editor

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40 under 40

Co-editor

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L'Ecriture Feminine - Muse India

Guest Editor

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Dilli

Editor

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Brown Critique Home Anthology

2022

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Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2021

2022

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The Well-Earned Anthology

2022

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The Punch Magazine

#58

2022

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Usawa Literary Review

#6

2021

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Muse India

#97

2021

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Aspects of contemporary Indian poetry

Greece

2021

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Witness

2021

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Muse India

#94

2020

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Airplane Poetry Movement

2020

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Muse India

#79

2018

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The Wall of Poetry, University of Delhi

2018

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Muse India

#71

2017

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Interview

2017

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First Post

2016

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Trainstorm

South Africa

2016

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Muse India

#64

2015

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Taj Mahal Review

June 2015

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Suvarnarekha

2014

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The Dance of the Peacock

2013

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The Four Quarters Magazine

August 2012

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Muse India

#37

2011

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Muse India

#36

2011

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A Hudson View Poetry Digest

South Africa

Spring 2011

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A Hudson View Poetry Digest

South Africa

Summer 2010

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The Book Review Literary Trust

August 2022

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The Book Review Literary Trust

June 2022

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The Wire

May 2022

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The Book Review Literary Trust

May 2022

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Sparrow

March 2022

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The Book Review Literary Trust

March 2022

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The Wire

February 2022

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The Book Review India

December 2021

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Muse India

Nov-Dec 2021

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Transcendent Zero Press

November 2021

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The Book Review India

October 2021

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The Wire

September 2021

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Muse India

Sep-Oct 2021

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Muse India

May-Jun 2021

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The Wire

March 2021

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The Book Review India

April 2021

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Sahitya Akademi

Jan-Feb 2021

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Muse India

Jan-Feb 2021

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The Book Review India

January 2021

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Muse India

Nov-Dec 2020

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Muse India

Nov-Dec 2020

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Sahitya Akademi

Sep-Oct 2020

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The Book Review India

October 2020

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The Book Review India

September 2020

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The Book Review India

August 2020

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The Book Review India

July 2020

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The Book Review India

June 2020

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Muse India

May-Jun 2020

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The Book Review India

May 2020

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Muse India

Jan-Feb 2020

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The Book Review India

January 2020

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The Book Review India

September 2019

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Muse India

May-Jun 2019

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The Book Review India

April 2019

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Muse India

Mar-Apr 2019

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Muse India

Jan-Feb 2019

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Muse India

Jan-Feb 2019

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Muse India

Nov-Dec 2018

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Muse India

Sep-Oct 2018

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The Book Review India

July 2018

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Muse India

May-Jun 2018

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Muse India

Mar-Apr 2018

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The Book Review India

April 2018

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The Book Review India

October 2017

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The Book Review India

March 2017

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The Book Review India

Jaunary 2017

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Cold Noon

December 2016

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The Book Review

July 2016

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The Book Review

April 2016

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The Book Review

August 2015

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The Book Review

June 2015

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The Book Review

May 2015

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The Book Review

April 2015

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The Book Review

February 2015

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The Book Review

December 2014

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The Book Review

October 2014

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The Book Review

August 2014

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The Book Review

April 2014

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The Book Review

February 2014

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Festival of Hope

Versopolis, Europe

2021

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Chandrabhaga Poetry Festival

2021

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Bandra Poetry & Literature Festival

2018

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Awaaz - Allahabad Sanskritik Parv

2017

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National Youth Poetry Slam

2016

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A Festival of Readings by Young Poets in English

2016

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Hyderabad Literary Festival

2015

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Hyderabad Literary Festival

2012

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University of Delhi

2010

About Her

Dr. Semeen Ali is the author of four books of poetry, Broken Barriers (2008), Rose & Ashes (2009), Origins (2012) and Transitions (2014).

Her poems have also featured in various journals. Her poems have featured in The Dance of the Peacock, Anthology of English poetry from India published by Hidden Brooks Press, Canada in 2013. Her poems have featured in Suvarnareka, Anthology of Indian women poets published by The Poetry Society of India, 2014 as well as Trainstorm: An Anthology of Alternate Train Poetry, published by Poets Printery, 2016. Her essay, Trusting Yourself & Notes on the Publishing World, was published in the anthology, A Letter A Poem A Home (2020) edited by Shantanu Anand and Nandini Varma, and published by Red River. Her poems have featured in Witness: The Red River Book of Poetry of Dissent edited by Nabina Das (Red River, 2021).

She has read from her works at various literary festivals. Her poems feature in Aspects of Contemporary Indian Poetry translated into Greek and edited by poet Yannis Livadas, published by Bibliotheque Edition (Greece, 2021).

She has edited an anthology of English poetry written by women poets from New Delhi called Dilli published by Poets Printery, South Africa, 2014. She has co-edited an anthology on pre-globalisation poetry - 40 under 40: An anthology of post globalisation poetry with Nabina Das which was published by Poetrywala in 2016. And another anthology co-edited with poet and journalist Manik Sharma titled A Map Called Home was published by Kitaab, Singapore in 2018. She reviews books for The Book Review, Muse India and Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi) amongst other journals.

She is the Poetry as well as the Fiction Editor for Muse India. She will be coming on board (2022) as the Editor for The Book Reviews and Opinion pieces section for the literary journal Parcham.

Her PhD thesis, recently submitted, is on The Politics of Location with reference to Kamila Shamsie's works. She completed her PhD from the Department of English, University of Delhi.

Forthcoming Works...

Her translations from Hindi to English of two essays by Hindi writer and essayist Srilal Shukla will be appearing in a collection of translated works of Srilal Shukla, edited by Prof. Gautam Chakraborty to be published by Orient Blackswan.

Her short story will be appearing in an anthology of Muslim women writers edited by Dr. Haris Qadeer to be published by Oxford University Press.

Currently involved as...

Muse India's Editor for Poetry

Jan-Feb 2021 onwards

Reviewer for Indian literature, Sahitya Akademi

2019 onwards

Muse India's Editor for Fiction

May-Jun 2019 onwards

Panel Reviewer for Muse India

2018 onwards

Reviewer for The Book Review Literary Trust

2014 onwards Her recent reviews can be read here

Awards & Accolades...

Young Writer Award 2011 For Poetry

2011

Jury's Commendation Award