Mohammed Bennis, a Moroccan poet and critic, was born in Fez in 1948. He has published more than 30 books, 12 of which are poetry collections, as well as essays and various translations from French. In 1984, he founded the Toubqal publishing house. Since 1980, he has worked as a professor of modern Arabic poetry at the Faculty of Arts and Literature in Rabat. He currently lives in Mohamadieh, Morocco.