Shima Aisha Robinson is an Edmonton born spoken word poet and student. From 2004 – 2007 she hosted an open mic, known as the POET TREE, in downtown Edmonton where youth poets and poets from all walks of life came together to share their work. She relaunched this bi-weekly event this year and is currently preparing to do research on the culture of slam poetry. She is published in the Sun and Snow Anthology 2014 by Rhythm International. Catch Shima slam against 11 other poets for a $500 top prize as part of the Nextfest Nite Club Rise Up! inaugural Take Back the Mic Slam.