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Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan

Born: April 27 1954 in Manhattan New York, USA
Resides: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
E-mail: msagan1035 (at) aol (dot) com

I founded and run the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. Recent writer in residence situations have included Everglades National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Andrews Experimental Forest, Gullkistan Residency (Iceland), and Center for Land Use Interpretation Wendover Residency. I have published more than twenty books. Current focus is on ecological/site specific poetry and some installation art. I enjoy blogging at Miriam's Well (see above link).

Awards and Other Honors: Santa Fe Mayor's award for Excellence in the Arts (2010), Border Regional Library Association Award, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Award, Lannan Foundation Marfa Residency, Best Memoir of the Year (Independent Publishers).

Books Published: Recent books include Tanka from the Edge (MET 2009), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Map of the Lost (University of New Mexico Press, 2008).  I am also the editor of Elizabeth Searle Lamb's collected Across the Windharp (La Alameda, 1999).

Selected Work
 
Sound of the fountain
In the courtyard—
Headlines of war
 
early snow
outside the window—
pomegranates
 
 
 
the widow's short skirt,
gossips discuss who
wanted the divorce
 
dream coffee cake
and loss
but not of you
 
 

Credits: "Sound of the fountain" - Roadrunner Haiku Journal V:2 (2005); "the widow's short skirt" - Haiku Light (September 2001); "early snow" - The Heron's Nest VIII:4 (2006); "dream coffee cake" – Frogpond.

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