Poet Deborah Miranda to Give Reading

April 8th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Deborah Miranda

The Red Dragon Reading Series at SUNY Oneonta will continue on Thursday, April 11, with a reading by award-winning poet and essayist Deborah A. Miranda.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation of California, and is also of Chumash and Jewish ancestry. She is the author of two poetry collections: “Indian Cartography,” winner of the Diane Decorah Award for First Book from the Native Writer’s Circle of the Americas, and “The Zen of La Llorona,” which was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award, as well as a collection of essays, “The Hidden Stories of Isabel Meadows and Other California Indian Lacunae.” She is also co-editor of “Sovereign Erotics: An Anthology of Two-Spirit Literature,” winner of the 2011 Independent Publishers Silver Medal. Her memoir, “Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir,” was published by Heyday Books. Miranda is an associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University.

This event is sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Office of the President, departments of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Multicultural Experiences.

More information is available from Dr. Susan Bernardin at (607) 436-3225 or Ruth Carr at (607) 436-3446.