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Affrilachian Poets

Works by Marta Maria Miranda-Straub


MARTA MARIA MIRANDA-STRAUB is Afro-Caribbean and identifies as “Cubalachian”: Cuban by birth and Appalachian by the Grace of God. She has a forty year career as a social worker, educator, scholar, administrator, activist and community organizer. Her life focus has been the promotion of equity and social justice. She writes about issues of identity and place, she is a published author, poet and story-teller, Marta was inducted into the Affrilachian Poets in 2006. She is currently working on her memoir, Cradled by Skeletons: A Life in Poems.


Spriggs, Bianca Lynne, and Jeremy Paden, editors. “Biographies.” Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2017, pp. 151–156.