El Habib Louai is a teacher of English at Azzaytoun secondary school in Agadir, Morocco. He is active in various projects focusing on poetry, spoken word, jazz and literary translation. He edited and translated an anthology of contemporary Moroccan poetry which has been published by Big Bridge Magazine. In relation with his PhD dissertation Louai published articles and translations of poems by Beat Poets such as Michael McClure, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka. All the articles and translations have been published by the daily Moroccan newspaper Rissalat Al Ouma, Al Quds Al Arabi and Qaba Qawsayn. He has also been granted a scholarship by Chicago School of Poetics to take a course on hybrid texts. His poems have been published by Big Bridge Magazine, Ilanot Review,Contemporary Literary Review India,Palestine Chronicle, Sagarana, Istanbul Literary Review, Radiuslit, Pirene’s Fountain, the Tower Journal. He is the representative of 100 Thousand Poets for Change event in Agadir, Morocco. Louai has also been rewarded Aimee Grunberger scholarship by Naropa University to participate in Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics summer creative writing program.
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