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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
14 Mar 21·11:00 AM


Deborah A. Miranda

Online via Zoom

CAG welcomes Deborah A. Miranda, author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir and Altar for Broken Things, to read a selection of excerpts and poems from her recent books in parallel to Christine Howard Sandoval’s exhibition A wall is a shadow on the land.


Deborah A. Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation of the Greater Monterey Bay Area in California. Her mixed-genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (Heyday 2013), received the 2015 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, a Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Association and was short-listed for the William Saroyan Literary Award. She is also the author of four poetry collections: Altar for Broken Things (2020), Raised by Humans (2015), The Zen of La Llorona (2005), and Indian Cartography (1999). She is coeditor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, and her work has appeared in many anthologies, most recently When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: An Anthology of Native Nations Poetry (2020). Deborah lives in Lexington, Virginia with her wife Margo Solod. She is the Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, where she teaches literature of the margins and creative writing.