Iam Saums has been writing articles, poetry, short stories and songs for over twenty years.  He is a student of the Fourth Way School and practices Mantra Meditation and Lakota Ceremony.  He uses intuition and emotion as conduits for creativity.  His inspirations for writing are consciousness, ontology, self-expression, truth and transformation.

Iam is also a musical artist and multi-instrumentalist.  He plays guitar, piano, bass guitar, percussion, drums and sings.  He has written, performed and recorded original music in many diverse genres including blues, bluegrass, country, folk, fusion, jazz, improvisation, latin, ragtime, reggae, ska, spiritual and soul.  The subject matter of his music is akin to that of his articles.