Born in Poplarville, Mississippi, Zu-Bolton grew up in DeRidder, Louisiana, near the Texas border. In 1965 he was one of several black students who integrated Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Zu-Bolton founded Hoo-Doo, a magazine devoted to African-American activism and arts, published A Niggered Amen: Poems, and coedited Synergy D.C. Anthology, in 1975. He also opened the Copestetic Bookstore on Marigny Street in New Orleans, LA.
While living in New Orleans he taught English, African-American Studies, and Creative Writing classes at Xavier University, Tulane University and Delgado Community College. He was Visiting Writer in Residence at University of Missouri.
- Zu-Bolton, Ahmos (1975), A niggered amen: poems / by Ahmos Zu-Bolton II., Solo Press
- Zu-Bolton, Ahmos; Miller, E. Ethelbert (1975), Synergy D.C. Anthology, Energy BlackSouth Press
- Thomas, Lorenzo; Alakoye, Adesanya; Zu-Bolton, Ahmos (1978), Hoo-doo 6½, Energy Earth Communications
- Peter Blue Cloud; William Oandasan; Ahmos Zu-Bolton; Ricardo Sánchez (1979), "Featuring four third world poets", A: A Journal of Contemporary Literature, A Press, 4 (1)
- Zu-Bolton, Ahmos (1998), Ain't No Spring Chicken: Selected Poems, Voice Foundation, Incorporated, The, ISBN 978-0-9668063-0-4
- Zu-Bolton, Ahmos (2002), 1946: a poem, Ishmael Reed Pub. Co., ISBN 978-0-918408-34-1
- The Mississippi Writers page, biography of Ahmos Zu-Bolton II.
- Michael Perlstein (March 17, 2005). "Ahmos Zu-Bolton II, poet, bookstore owner". Times-Picayune (New Orleans). p. 4.
- Andrews, William L.; Foster, Frances Smith; Harris, Trudier (2001), The concise Oxford companion to African American literature, Oxford University Press US, p. 455, ISBN 978-0-19-513883-2
- The Mississippi Writers Page, Ahmos Zu-Bolton II.
- Lynita F. Jones, "Candelight Vigil for Ahmos Zu-Bolton", ChickenBones: A Journal.