Aziz Nazmi Shakir-Tash (1973) was born in Smolyan, where as a student at the Language high school he wrote poems, some of which were included in Reason for Heaven in 1993. Poems and short stories written during his studies in the Arabics specialty at Sofia University were printed (2004) in a double volume, bearing the titles At 22 and Apocrypha for Rain. This was followed by the poetry collection Sky at 33 (2007), which he was invited to present at iconic venues such as the Library of Congress in Washington, the Manara Tower in Kuala Lumpur, etc.
Meanwhile, he is defending his doctoral studies at Istanbul University. His fourth collection of poems - Environmental Tour of Absence (2016) - brings him back to his fourth aggregate state - the book.
His fifth collection of poems Emergency lane of the soul is about to be published, with which he is desperately trying to finally get a license to manage life.
He writes mostly in Bulgarian, less often in his mother tongue - Turkish, and out of poetic rain on a prosaic wind, he sometimes scribbles something in English or Arabic. Translates poetry and prose from Turkish and Arabic into Bulgarian; and from Bulgarian to Turkish. He has itself been translated into English, Hungarian, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Malay and Croatian.