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 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.
What Audiences Are Saying . . .
“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!”
“Well worth reading . . . her poems sing.” —George Held, reviewing Souls Like Mockingbirds in Main Street Rag