Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yasser Kashef, Poet

Multiple award-winning world writer, scholar, and poet, Yasser Kashef is a shining star in the literary community.

Yasser is a freethinker and creative genius. He enjoys chocolate, admires cats, is a decorated collegiate scholar, and a fan of classical poets. To quote Yasser ..Impossibility is the motto of lazy people.

Yasser Kashef was born in 1989, in Alexandria, Egypt. He is studying English linguistics and translation at Alexandria University. Being a son of an Alexandrian mother and an Asswani father grants him a flexible character that enables him to deal with various cultures and thoughts. He started to write Arabic poems at the age of eleven. In 2008, he wrote his first English poem Death Life and then followed it with more than 15 poems. He won the third place in Renaissance Group Poetry Competition for his poem Schizophrenia in 2010. Furthermore, his poem Africa’s Son bestowed him the first place in the same competition in 2011. He is interested in drawing, traveling, and photographing. Sugarcane is considered as his first short story.

A sample poem...

A Pure Princess
You can see the heavens in her eyes blue,
Shining with innocence silvery hue.
Her spirit is transparent like wings of a fairy,
And her imagination is a fruitful tree of berry.
Her heart is a cradle for love and mercy,
And her words turn your life to be fancy.
Of evil and negatives,she has a dearth,
As if she is an utopian angel on Earth.
She is willful,like free wild unicorns.
An attractive rose with brilliant thorns;
A sun of a galaxy between unimportant dark moons;
The daughter of Mercury and one of God's boons;
A pure princess wears a crown and a dress in white;
Meet her for a minute and your future will be bright.
 ~ Yasser Kashef

Yasser says…
If you are interested in poetry, drawings, sport, cinema, horoscopes or music I will be the one you look for.

Do not imitate me because my character is unmatched like fingerprint. 

Do not treat me according to others treatment, just treat me according to my treatment to you. 

Praying and fasting are duties, but piety and religiousness are something else that needs more efforts. 

A true friend should help you to see yourself honestly, but not to run away or give you the cold shoulder.

I adore cold showers in winter. I like okra so much. I hate tea so much. I like any new strange thing. Music runs in my blood

The winner of the Third place in Painting With Words contest 2013 (A poetry competition held by Bibliotheca Alexandrina) for his poem "Winter".

The winner of the First place in Short Story Contest 2012 ( a short story competition held by Bibliotheca Alexandrina) for his short story "Carma".

The winner of the Third place in Painting with Words contest 2012 (A poetry competition held by Bibliotheca Alexandrina) for his poem "Living Memories I Relish".

The winner of Sea of Words contest (An international competition for short story held by European Institute of the Mediterranean IEMED) for his short story "Sugarcane Juice".

The winner of First place in Renaissance Poetry Competition 2011 (for his poem "Africa's Son") .

The winner of Third place in Renaissance Poetry Competition 2010 (for his poem "Schizophrenia"). 

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