“The world is full of renunciations and apprenticeships, and this is thine: thou must pass for a fool and churl for a long season….And this is the reward: that the ideal shall be real to thee….” — Emerson

Miranda Field

Miranda Field's new book, IMAGINARY ROYALTY, is out from Four Way Books (Fall 2017). Field is the author of SWALLOW (Houghton-Mifflin, 2002). Her work appears in numerous journals and several anthologies, including LEGITIMATE DANGERS: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books), NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY: Contemporary Poems on Child-getting & Child-rearing (Fence Books), and EFFORTS & AFFECTIONS: Women Poets on Mentorship (Iowa). She has received a Katherine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Award, a Discovery/The Nation Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Her story, “Energy Regime,” won Washington Square journal’s Flash Fiction competition. Born and raised in the UK, she lives in Manhattan, and teaches in the writing programs at New York University and Barnard College. Visit her other site, Hen’s Egg, to read essays and poems, and to see artwork.