Born in 1956 Tanveer Anjum holds a masters in English literature and TESL and has a doctorate in applied linguistics. She has been writing poetry for a long time. Her most interesting poems are the prose poems that revolve around characters that could be imaginery or real. Her collections of poetry are Undekhi Lehren (1982), Safar aur Qaid mein Nazmein (1992), Toofani Barishon mein Raqsaan Sitaare (1997) and Sar-o-Barg-e-Aarzoo (2002). She is a recipient of the Presidential Award, Izaz-i-Fazeelat (2000).