Now Available on Jaded Ibis Press
"If a poetry book was a rosary or crucifix, Sami Miranda’s Protection from Erasure would bless your soul from the debilitating effects of the diablos of conquest, colonialism, and capitalist rule."
— Tony Medina, Author of Death, with Occasional Smiling and I am Alfonso Jones
Samuel "Sami" Miranda grew up in the South Bronx and resides in Washington, DC. He is a visual artist, poet, and teacher who uses his craft to highlight the value of everyday people and places. His work is heavily influenced by Puerto Rican culture and family history, as well as his interactions with his students, people he encounters in his travels, and DC locals. Much of his work is figurative and explores how the body and face illustrate the successes, hardships, and beliefs that people carry with them. He is the author of Protection from Erasure, published by Jaded Ibis Press, Departure, a chapbook published by Central Square Press, and We Is, published by Zozobra Publishing. He is currently working on collaborative projects with musicians and visual artists about the deep connections they can make through their artwork. Samuel's artwork has been exhibited internationally in Puerto Rico and Madrid, as well as New York and Washington, DC. Most recently, Samuel's artwork has been included in the Smithsonian's new Molina Family Latino Gallery inaugural exhibition ¡Presente! His artwork has been included in University and private collections.
April - June 2023
- April 27 - Busboys and Poets, Columbia MD
- April 29 - Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge MD
- April 29 - Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center performance with poet Darrell Alejandro Holnes witth Pepe Gonzalez Quartet
- April 30 - Leguizamo Does America, MSNBC
- June 1-3 - St. Martin Literary Festival
- June 16 - Alexandria Jazz Festival
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"Protection from Erasure is a wonderful, cohesive collection from a poet at the top of his game."
— Angela María Spring
Washington Independent Review of Books
January 19, 2023