New York, New York
fiction/creative fiction writer
Miranda lives in NYC and is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer. Her writing considers race, its ambiguities, and the disjuncture between perceived and experienced identity. She also writes about modern conceptions of femininity, particularly as they intersect with the body and aging. Her current project, presented in excerpt at the 2015 Brooklyn Book Festival, is a book-length creative nonfiction piece about the charged but nuanced relationship between nonwhite New Yorkers and the New York Police Department. While this relationship is marked by violence, racism, and mutual suspicion, it is also deeply intimate, and the book considers how such intimacies are occasions for shifts in personal and political perspectives. Miranda’s published work includes “Trespasser Incident” Epiphany, “Lady Alone” Confrontation, “Mrs. Schafer Gets Fit” Willow Springs, “Jellyfish Lake” The Sunday Times of London, and “You Can Teach Me How to Grieve” The Writing Disorder. She teaches fiction for the Bryant Park Word for Word series.
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