Miriam’s poetry has been published in journals, zines, anthologies, newsletters that don’t usually feature poetry, and PhD dissertations (ok, one), and performed from many stages, classrooms, pulpits, and living rooms. She has had a poem performed by Cleveland Public Theatre as part of Touched: Bodies of Work, produced by Wild Plum productions, has a poetry-themed church service available for Unitarian Universalist congregations that uses her own and others’ work to explore using poetry to tackle religious questions and re-envision scripture, and has taught workshops on poetry performance.
- Read some poems.
- Listen to some poems.
- Bring me to your living room (or your virtual gathering, until further notice) for a poetry-filled event.
- Buy a book.
What Audiences Are Saying . . .
“Well worth reading . . . her poems sing.”
—George Held, reviewing Souls Like Mockingbirds in Main Street Rag
“You have opened me up to poetry.”
“I like to think I’m not a shallow person, but neither do I usually have life altering reactions to most poetry. [Your poem “Things Fall Apart“] is gonna have to go ahead and be an exception, though.”
“I didn’t think I liked poetry, but I liked that!”
—member of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield
“Not only are Miriam’s poems beautifully written and ‘Ah so poignant,’ her delivery makes you feel that she is speaking directly to you from her heart. Hearing Miriam read has transformed me from a person who generally does not care for poetry to one who thoroughly enjoyed poems.”
“Thank heavens for the Crazy Ladies [the book group that hosted the reading]—so many new doors opened.”
“Miriam’s poetry reading is a special treat. It’s not just a reading—she gives it all, it pours out from her heart, and you can feel it!”
“One Turning is a selection of wonderfully written poetry which addresses the circle of life from a modern pagan perspective. Miriam’s brave and honest exploration of the wheel of the year builds on the pagan tradition rather than looking wistfully back into its past, addressing the way in which we experience the seasons now and perhaps in the years to come. In these poems, Miriam has moved into the space of paganism past and continued to move and she has done so beautifully. She has connected with her audience in a way which is both eloquent and thought-provoking.”
—Pagan Friends, reviewing One Turning