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W&L’s Deborah Miranda’s Work Highlighted by American Academy of Poets Miranda's new poem, "Torch," was selected as the American Academy of Poets' "Poem-a-Day."

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Washington and Lee University’s Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. Professor of English, Deborah Miranda, had her most recent poem, “Torch,” selected as the American Academy of Poets’ “Poem-a-Day.”

Miranda was inspired to write the poem in late August 2020 while she was using a free-write prompt in poet Julie Phillips Brown’s virtual poetry workshop.

“Julie, who teaches at VMI in the English Department, started this virtual Saturday morning workshop early in the pandemic, and a group of poets from all over the U.S., and even the U.K., have been meeting regularly for some time,” said Miranda. “It’s been a way to stay creative and in connection with other poets, and Julie’s guidance is phenomenal!”

Read and listen to the poem here.

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