Café Muse featuring poets Nils Michals and Sami Miranda

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The Word Works presents Café Muse, featuring poets Nils Michals and Sami Miranda. Join a few minutes early to listen to Michael C. Davis play the guitar before the featured readers begin at 7:30pm. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link for the event. To do so go to

NILS MICHALS is the author of three poetry collections, Gembox (The Word Works, 2019), winner of the 2018 Washington Prize, Lure (Pleiades, 2004), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, and Come Down to Earth (Bauhan, 2014), winner of the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. His work appeared in [PANK]diodeSonora ReviewBeloit Poetry JournalBombay GinCatamaran Literary ReaderThe Laurel Review, and jubilat, among others. He teaches in the English department at West Valley College, where he is also faculty advisor for the student literary magazine, Voices. Michals lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

SAMI MIRANDA is a teacher, poet, performance artist, and multimedia visual artist. He is the author of the poetry chapbook Departure (Central Square Press, 2017) and We Is (Zozobra Publishing, 2019), his debut full-length collection. His work appeared, among others, in The CommonBeltwayMiPoesiasPoet Lore, and was featured on Split This Rock’s website as poem of the week. He is Curator and Member of the Board of Directors of the American Poetry Museum, a space for poetry performances and art exhibits, in the heart of Washington DC. Miranda lives in Washington, D.C.