Mariam is a poet, vocalist, and a multi-disciplinary artist combining music, video, drama, painting and poetry. She has just published an album titled ‘So Divine’ with musician Lend Me Your Underbelly from Netherland. Her first album, a collaboration with USA-based musician Unearth Noise, Dreamspeak’, was launched by Amsterdam’s Lullabies for Insomniacs in 2018. Mariam shares her songs via Soundcloud, and a collection of her poems, lyrics and drawings is published in These Tales Are True (Purple Poppy Press 2016). Her poems also appeared in the anthology Saving Seeds (Ed. Valerie B.-Taylor, NWW 2014). Her first collection of poems Not to Understand (Diva Publications, Toronto 1990) was published when she was 14. Later, some of her poems appeared in Toronto’s Feminist Quarterly Fireweed, and in Transitions a textbook anthology produced for Grade 10 students by Peel Board of Education, and she also worked with Theatre In The Rough, a youth drama collective. Mariam studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Douglas College. She is a founding Member of Surrey Muse, and she serves as its President and as Art Director/Graphic Designer. View the event posters created by her:
At the July 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mariam will be the Host and the producer of the Virtual Gathering. More information about the event is here: friday-july-24-2020/
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.