Sham-e-Ali Nayeem

Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is an Indian Muslim American poet, interdisciplinary artist, and recovering public interest lawyer. She is author of the poetry collection City of Pearls (UpSet Press 2019) and an album by the same name. In addition to poetry and visual art, Nayeem releases her poetry in the form of music and is currently working on her second album of electronic poetic expression.  She is the recipient of the 2016 Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship.