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Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon, 2016). She founded and heads the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. Her blog Miriam’s Well (http://miriamswell.wordpress.com) has a thousand daily readers.

Miriam has been a writer-in-residence in two national parks, at Yaddo, MacDowell, Colorado Art Ranch, Andrew’s Experimental Forest, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Iceland’s Gullkistan Residency for creative people, and another dozen or so remote and unique places. Her awards include the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts, the Poetry Gratitude Award from New Mexico Literary Arts, and A Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa.


Miriam's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below. Click the title to download the one-page PDF micro-chapbook.

Origami Micro-Chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)

Lama Mountain

 Cover photo:
Road at Dusk by Isabel Winson-Sagan
Every Origami Micro-chapbook
may be printed, for free,
from this website.



barely a drop
or two
of rain
I sit
on the wooden bench
a book which of
is not
of this time
and place
a fat
slice of rainbow
without footed ends
like an odalisque
across Lama Mountain

Miriam Sagan © 2016