Mariam is a poet, vocalist, and a multi-disciplinary artist combining music, video, drama, painting and poetry. Her first album, a collaboration with Unearth Noise called ‘Dreamspeak‘ is being launched by Amsterdam’s Lullabies for Insomniacs in autumn 2018. She 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 Saving Seeds (Ed. Valerie B.-Taylor, NWW 2014). She studied Philosophy and Creative Writing at Douglas College in Vancouver where she now works as a freelance graphic designer, videographer and musician. Mariam published her first collection of poetry Not to Understand (Diva Publications, Toronto 1990) at 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 is a founding Member of Surrey Muse, and she serves as its Art Director/Graphic Designer. View the event posters created by her:
At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mariam will be the Host. More information about the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.