Poetry. "Whether writing about land and earth 'forgotten / like a rusted key' or love that arrives as 'a kind of completion / of arrival,' Sagan's poems speak to
the essence of every corner they touch. They ask the rare daring question and what's left unsaid adds reverberating power to her lines. The personal echoes the world's concerns in surprising, stunning ways—and the earth holds all of it in its imaginary borders. Her poems yield secrets
we all need to hear. Indeed, Sagan's poems are gifts, 'hidden within the
ordinary / ...a flicker / of the ineffable.'"—Renée Gregorio
Miriam Sagan is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Her most recent include Start Again (Red Mountain, 2022) and A Hundred Cups of Coffee (Tres Chicas, 2019). She is a two-time winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards as well as a recipient of the City of Santa Fe Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and a New Mexico Literary Arts Gratitude Award. She has been a writer in residence in four national parks, Yaddo, MacDowell, Gullkistan in Iceland, Kura Studio in Japan, and a dozen more remote and interesting places. She works with text and sculptural installation as part of the creative team Maternal Mitochondria in venues ranging from RV Parks to galleries. She founded and directed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement. Her poetry was set to music for the Santa Fe Women's Chorus, incised on stoneware for two haiku pathways, and projected as video inside an abandoned building during the pandemic.