Poetry by Marta Maria Miranda-Straub in English and Spanish: Part Three, “Dawn”
About the Author: Marta Miranda-Straub
Marta was born in rural Cuba and immigrated to New Jersey when her nuclear family received political asylum in 1966. Marta identifies as Cubalachian, Cuban by birth and Appalachian by the Grace of God. She is a poet/story teller and member of the Afrilachian Poets; she has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC, Natasha’s Bistro and at many other rallies and conferences. Locally, she was the featured poet at 21 C Museum Hotel for their opening of the Cuba Now Art exhibit in their museum. In 2015, she participated in two local poetry slams at The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts and at Sweet Peaches. Marta is currently working on her memoir, Cradled by Skeletons, A Life in Poems. Marta has 43 years of experience in organizational and clinical social work parties. She currently serves as the President/CEO of The Center for Women and Families in Louisville, Kentucky. Marta’s long term career was celebrated when she was named a “Daughter of Greatness” in 2013 by the Muhammad Ali Center. In 2014, she received the Most Admired Non-Profit Leader Award in Louisville by the magazine, Today’s Woman. She received the Mosaic Award from the Jewish Career and Family Services. She has been featured on KET documentaries and became one of the 100 Wise Women of Leadership Louisville. Marta was named a Compassionate Laureate by Compassionate Louisville in 2015 and she received the Martha Lane Collins Award by Women Leading Kentucky in May 2016. In October 2016, she was awarded the Pyramid Award for Non-Profit Leadership from the Center for Non-Profit Excellence, who honors excellence in executive non-profit leaders.
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