January 28, 2023
Book launch event for Protection from Erasure by Sami Miranda

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ ๐——๐—– ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐Ÿ‘‹

Please join Sami Miranda in celebrating the launch of his poetry collection, ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™€๐™ง๐™–๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™šย ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ’ป In-person event
๐Ÿ“† January 28, 2023
โฐ 4 to 6 PM ET

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About Protection from Erasure

In this poetry collection, Samuel Miranda aims to capture and celebrateย a life lived and lives encountered. Through observations and conversations, weโ€™re reminded that mundane events and minute moments in our everyday lives can and should be memorialized.

Part portraiture,ย part social commentary, and part memory,ย Protection from Erasureย isย meticulously crafted with arresting dialogue, sincere lines, and raw reflections that knit together and hover upon the edge of a shared remembrance.

About the poet

Samuel Mirandaย 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 ofย Departure, a chapbook published by Central Square Press, andย 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. Samuelโ€™s artwork has been exhibited internationally in Puerto Rico and Madrid, as well as, in New York and Washington DC. Most recently, Samuelโ€™s artwork has been included in the Smithsonianโ€™s new Molina Family Latino Gallery inaugural exhibition ยกPresente! His artwork has been included in university and private collections.