Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan, 2019
Photo by Matt Morrow

Miriam Sagan (born Miriam Anna Sagan, April 27, 1954, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.), American college teacher and author of 30 books of haikai, tanka, longer poetry, fiction, and memoir. She holds a B.A. from Radcliffe/Harvard and an MA from Boston University. Retired since 2016, she established and chaired the creative writing program at Santa Fe [New Mexico] Community College. Over the years she has frequently been poet-in-residence and attended retreats in exotic locations throughout North America, in Iceland, and in Japan. She was coeditor of the ezine Santa Fe Poetry Broadside (1998–2009) and since 2010 has actively blogged on Miriam’s Well, covering haiku as well as land art and literature. Sagan is the originator/curator of three permanent haiku installations: the Haiku Pathway at Santa Fe Community College, an array of metal haiku signs at various locations on the city’s west side, and Haiku Trail at Randall Davey Audubon Center (scheduled to open in spring 2022). She has lived in Santa Fe since 1984.

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Updated on February 26, 2022