Saghir Oulad Ahmed was born in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, in 1955. His first collection of poetry, Nashid al-Ayam al-Sitta, was banned in 1984. In 1993 founded the Arab world’s first House of Poetry, a performance space for modern poetry. Oulad Ahmed is famous for his satirical articles. His poems are translated into French, German, and Dutch.