Samuel “Sami” Miranda

Samuel 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 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, in 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. 


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

“A stunning collection that urges his readers to be wedded to spirit and honor the self portrait. Miranda’s poems are concise lyrics that turn tight while simultaneously gliding throughout history with each step.”
Dimitri Reyes, Author of Every Fifth & Fifteenth

This poetry collection was released on January 09, 2023Order your copy here!