Ilire Zajmi

Rookie - 5 Points (16.10.1971 / Prizren, Kosovo)

Biography of Ilire Zajmi

Ilire Zajmi poet

Ilire Zajmi studied mass communication and media.Specialised diplomacy and political scienes. She is a writer, journalist and trainer of television journalism in the Kosovo Media Institute. Ilire works as professor of communication in Prishtina. She is also Head of Education at the Kosovo national public broadcaster Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) .
Ilire writes poems, prose, essays. She is also very much engaged in the studing and writing for media issues in Kosovo and abroad.
Ilire won special poetry prize in the international contest in Milan, Italy, in the 20 edition, held 2011.
Her poems and books are traslated in Italian, English, Romanian. She is member of Kosovo PEN and Associacion Poetas del Mundo.

Ilire Zajmi's Works:

'Morning bell' poem collection, Art Makers Forum publishing house, Prishtina 1991
'Fading of rebel dreams' novel, Art Makerks Forum publishing house, Prishtina 1996
'Un treno per Blace' publicistic book, publishing house Meridiana, Italy,1999
'White balad' poem collection, Sfinga publishing house,2000 Prishtina
'Një tren për Bllacë', publicistic book, Saga publishing house, 2011 Prishtina
'Amnesia' poem collection, Corpos Editora publishing house, Portugal,2011
'Television pictures and reality' study, Rozafa publishing house, Prishtina 2011 Updates


All day long
I stare at people walking by
I drink bitter coffee, smoke cheap cigarettes
In front and behind my back I don't see anyone
I flirt with boys that I don't like
Tell jokes and don't laugh
Write poems in the moonlight
And rip them under sunlight
Give promises in the morning

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