Miranda Schmidt

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 Miranda Schmidt is a writer, editor, and teacher whose work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Collagist, Electric Literature, Orion, Phoebe, and other journals. Read more at mirandaschmidt.com and @mirandarschmidt


Cover Photo: Photographs courtesy of M. Sharkey, Wikimedia Commons; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
Reading My Way Into a Queer Literary Lineage

For queer writers, the discovery of this literary lineage is essential to our very existence, to our very expression of self. We can’t find the words without them.

Jun 20, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Matthew Haggerty/Unsplash
Living with Climate Change in the Forests of Our Burning World

How do I raise a child to love a world that may be dying, to live with compassion in the midst of what could very well be despair?

Apr 18, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Viktor Juric/Unsplash
Finding Sanctuary in Cemeteries, the Forests of the Dead

Even before death takes a loved one, marking us with deep knowledge, we partake of death every day.

Mar 06, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by  Luis Del Río Camacho/Unsplash
How Trees Complicate Our Understanding of Gender

A few years ago, the UK’s oldest tree, a Yew that had spent thousands of years in the appearance of maleness, began to grow female berries.

Feb 06, 2019