Miranda Beverly-Whittemore was born in 1976 to two academics and lived for a time in West Africa, where her parents conducted ethnographic research. After graduating from Vassar College, she worked for the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center. She has also been a figurative model for a number of internationally known photographers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information you can visit her at www.mirandabeverly-whittemore.com.