Mo H Saidi

About Mo

Biographical Note

Mo H Saidi was born in Ahwaz, Iran in 1942, moved to Tehran and entered The University of Tehran Medical School in 1960. After graduating with an MD degree, he moved to the United States in 1969. He acquired his American citizenship in 1975. After completing residency program in Obstetrics & Gynecology, he moved to Texas and completed subspecialty fellowship in Gynecology-Oncology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. In 1986, he founded a large OB/GYN group practice in San Antonio, Texas while teaching gynecology surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He published over fifty scientific papers in American medical journals and a book, Female Sterilization: A Handbook For Women (Garland Publishing Co.) A number of his personal essays and short fiction pieces appeared in medical periodicals. Now retired from medical practice and teaching, he is a full time writer composing fiction and poetry in English. He is a member of The Authors Guild. He has won poetry awards in contests of local, state, and national poetry organizations and at a local university. In June 2007, he won a first place award, the Iowa Poetry Association Award from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and also received a master’s degree in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. His first book of poetry, Art in the City, has won the 2007 Eakin Memorial Book Publication Award of the Poetry Society of Texas. His second collection of poetry, The Color of Faith (2010), a Novel, The Marchers by Voices de la Luna (2012,) a collection of short fiction, The Garden of Milk and Wine (2012), were published by Pecan Grove Press, and Between A and Z: Poems by Wings Press (2014.) He is married, has three adult children, two grandchildren and a cat called Emily; he plays golf and chess and rides bike regularly.