Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Marzuki Ali was born in 1945 in Terengganu, Malaysia. He was brought up in Kemaman and later Sabah. He has been writing poems since the 1960s. His poems mostly deal with issues regarding his hometown, environment and patriotism. A lot of his poems have been published in the Utusan Malaysia, Berita Minggu, Dewan Sastera and  Dewan Budaya. He has also published a few anthologies which include Desir Angin Pantai Timur(1984), Lia (1988), Mantera (1991), Bangau Payang Kolek Sekoci (1993), Puisi DuyungPuisi Rakyat (1999), Jeritan Satwa Luka (2000) Rimba Hujan Tropika (2008), Bungkau and Sape Lamanta (2009). He is also active in theatre direction in Malaysia and Indonesia. He has set up a theatre group in Terengganu called “GrupTeater Asyik”. Among the plays he has directed are Naskah Sophocles (1991) and Bangsawan Makbeh (1998).

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