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Zaynab Mohammed

Award-Winning Performance Poet


Zaynab lives and works in Nelson, BC. She writes about what is possible in the realms of healing and creating new ways forward. Her first one-woman show titled, Are You Listening?, goes on tour this October in the Kootenays.


Winner of the Richard Carver Award, 2022


New Echoes in the Staircase


Artist Residency

In 2022, Zaynab interviews 47 people from her community. She asks them these questions which inform and inspire the one woman show she is currently working on.

What is listening?

Why do you listen?

When do you listen?

How do you listen?

Where do you listen from?

To yourself?

To others?

To the earth?


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"I want to be part of planting a legacy that surpasses war and human greed. That goes beyond you and me and becomes a gateway for what we can’t even imagine yet. A world where beauty is so intoxicating we become drunk poets. Piercing through the veil of audacity and transforming our pain into beauty, into magic, into possibility."


-Zaynab Mohammed


All things poetry

This is the evolution of a travelling busking poet into a livelihood of poetry.


Started in 2014

Zaynab debuts writing folks poems at the Halifax buskers festival in 2014.


Custom Poems

Give her any topic and she will write you a personal poem on her typewriter!


Spoken Word

Performance Poetry

Previous works include festivals, schools, opening words, fundraisers, featuring at poetry slams and more.

Poem Booth

at your special event

Poem Booth is portable. Perfect addition to a wedding, festival or celebration of any kind.


Writing and performance excersises for authentic and integral expression of ones voice through poetry and prose.

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