BOOKS

Gary Miranda, Writer

​​​​​POETRY BOOKS

Duino Elegies, by Rainer Maria Rilke,  Tavern Books, 2013

“Miranda makes Rilke persuasive in English to a degree that is perfectly astonishing.  Nowhere does it read like a translation.” 

 —Robert Boyers, Salmagundi

“At last here is a translation of Rilke that retains the brilliance of the original.  Throw away all your other translations of the Duino Elegies and get this one.”  

—Robin Skelton, The Malahat Review


Turning Sixty, Zoland Books, 2003

[From the dust jacket:]
“This book is a kind of birthday gift to myself.  Compiling—and in some case revising—these sixty poems has given me much joy, and I pass them on out of my long-standing conviction that it is in the nature of a gift to be shared.” 
—Gary Miranda



Grace Period, Princeton University Press, 1983


"Though his work is intensely introspective, he deals with universals. Miranda is an old friend who brings readers back to the poetry in themselves."

Northwest Magazine




Listeners at the Breathing Place, Princeton University Press, 1979  

"Listeners at the Breathing Place is a remarkable first book. It would be a remarkable fifth book. Miranda possesses a mature innocence. In poem after poem, he projects a personal sound, a benevolent voice, honest, considerate, often amused, often sad."

—Sandra McPherson, Antioch Review



The Seed That Dies: Twelve Elegies, Kedros Press (Athens, Greece), 1973

“'The Seed That Dies’ [is] a singularly successful lament the first part of which I carry around with me, a talisman for all the ‘as ifs’ of one’s life.” 

—Maxine Kumin


CHILDREN'S VERSE


The Alphabeast Book: Luminare Press, 2020 


"These strange beasts from A to Z,
   or as some prefer, 'to Zed,'
I must admit they frighten me,
   I’ll be under the bed."
   —Lemony Snicket
   Author of A Series of Unfortunate Events


PROSE BOOKS

Splendid Audacity: The Story of Pacific University, 2000

Following A River:  Portland's Congregation Neveh Shalom, 1869-1989. Jewish Historical Society of Oregon, 1989

A Heaven in the Eye, by Clyde Rice (Editor).  Breitenbush Books, 1984.   Winner, Western States Book Award, judged by Robert Penn Warren