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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Nishat Ahmed

Nishat Ahmed is the son of Bengali immigrants, an Illinois native, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University. Aside from his position as Editor in Chief for UrbanMatter, Nishat is the lead singer in the indie-rock band, Ocean Glass, the host of 'The Weekly BOP', a short-form poetry show on Instagram, and is the author of "Field Guide for End Days" (Finishing Line Press) and "Brown Boy" (Porkbelly Press). You can often find him rocking music of the pop-punk persuasion and hopelessly rooting for the Chicago Bulls. (He swears next year is their year.)