21 de Junio - 3PM - Conversatorio. Poemas y Taller |  Blaxicocina

22 de Junio - 5PM - Lenguas y Narrativas de Las Periferias | Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares

26 de Junio - 7PM - Nos Vamos a La Abya Yala + Open Mic | Blaxicocina

Film Projects


New film projects with Ellie Walton

Hiding Place received a third laurel as an Official Selection for REELpoetry International Film Festival in Houston and will screen online and in-person this April. Spanish Joe Remembers received its second laurel as an Official Selection for the Madrid Fiesta Film Awards and will be screened in Madrid in May. So glad to see these projects that I co-directed and co-produced with filmmaker Ellie Walton begin to take flight.

About Sami

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.

Photograph of Sami Miranda

Featured Work

Injuria Interlude

Bocafloja featuring Sami Miranda


Protection from Erasure by Sami Miranda

"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

Recent Reviews


"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


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