Amir Sulaiman is a poet, recording artist, activist and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Born in Rochester, New York, his poems cross subjects of love, tragedy as well as what it means to reconcile humanity with the unprecedented trials of modernity. He has performed his works across the US as well as many other countries including England, Belgium, Senegal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Australia, Iran and the Netherlands, and continues to tour world-wide.
His recently published book of poetry, “Love, Gnosis & Other Suicide Attempts” met with critical acclaim, in addition to his latest album “The Opening,” the third in a unique trilogy project, following “The Meccan Openings” (2011) and “The Medinan Openings” (2012). Amir was first introduced to a National audience in 2005 when he was featured for two seasons on Russell Simmons’ ground breaking series Def Poetry Jam on HBO. Amir Sulaiman is also the artistic leadership behind the production company True + Living. More information about Amir Sulaiman and his work can be found on his site www.amirsulaiman.com.