Artist | Poet | Educator



Sami Miranda is an educator, poet and visual artist who makes his home in Washington, DC. His work has been published in Full Moon on K St, the Chiron Review, DC Poets Against the War Anthology, and Beltway among others.  He has performed at the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The Arts Club of Washington, GALA Theatre, and other venues.  Sami curated the Sabor Sunday reading series in Washington DC, bringing two poets, a trio of musicians and two visual artists into conversation, and is currently working with DC based artists and musicians to create collaborations between the arts. He develops and facilitates interactive poetry workshops for youth and adults and holds an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars.



a single poem sometimes accompanied by artwork printed on a single sheet

The gallery of broadsides is a a series of poems and images based on photos taken by Antonio Gines in the 1940's and 1950's in NYC and Puerto Rico. Also included is a poem and image that belongs to a series of broadsides and poems being created about 70's salsa




Samuel Miranda is an experienced workshop facilitator. He has developed workshops and residencies that take the participant through the writing process. His workshops and residencies are interactive and can be catered to all age groups and to the needs of a school or organization.

Samuel is also available for readings. The readings are dynamic and can include a question and answer session. Readings can be structured with or without music and can run from 15 minutes to 1 hour.




If you are interested in purchasing broadsides or contracting Samuel to facilitate a workshop, run a residency or do a reading you may contact him for pricing and availability at:



View Past Readings


When They Ask

Sami Miranda responds to Countee Cullen's 1925 poem "Heritage".


San Miguel, The Arch Angel of Barrio Uno

Poetry by Sami Miranda, Pepe Gonzalez on Bass, Taimoor Saeedi on Guitar. Performance at Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC


Upcoming Readings

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Atlas Performing Arts Center - Folger Shakespeare Library: When Words Collide INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival

Saturday, April 3, Annapolis, MD, Downtown Starbucks



Correspondence, We Is , Tía Mina Goes To The Beach To Feel Light Again - forthcoming in the Acentos Review

Bacon's Funeral Home - Full Moon on K St Poems About Washington, DC

How to Listen to Boleros -

When War Comes , Greetings from theWar - DC Poets Agains the War Anthology

The Teacata Dances on Park Road - Beltway Volume 7, Number 3, Summer 2006.

Traffic Light Shoot Out, And Miriam Cried, Boredom Creates Opportunity, I Fear the Howling of Hounds - Beltway Volume 6, Number 2, Spring 2005

Gallo - The Chiron Review