I’m Celeste, a writer from New York City living in London. I’m known for unusal storytelling and poetry with a strong narrative, heavy themes and dark humor. I promote introspection, trusting that the shadows inevitably carve a way to the light. From 2013 to 2015 I used to write as Miriam Celeste Ramos and Miriam Lee.
My work has appeared in Shooter Literary Magazine #5, Narratively’s Nostalgic for New York series and their All-Time Best Memoirs list, Barren Magazine, and Alternautas. I manifest in various audio and visual forms as seen below.
My influences include Richard Matheson, Anne Rice, James Baldwin, Rod Serling, Joan Didion, Sara Gran, Nicole Blackman, Maya Angelou, Edgar Allan Poe, Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Eve Ensler, Angela Carter, Pete Hamill, Steven Millhauser, Chuck Palahniuk, David Fincher, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Park Chan-wook, Alfred Hitchcock and Tarsem.
songs of possession – a collection of recorded poetry on Soundcloud. Produced by Marc Plastic at Plastic Sound.
Fellow Travellers – writing as Miriam Lee, directed by David Yorke, produced by Just In Case Films.
67th Montecatini international short film festival (Winner) Best Experimental Short Film
For Puerto Rico @ O2 Islington
London Liming @ the British Library
SheGrrrowls! @ Edinburgh Fringe
Shooter Literary Magazine @ Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
An Endless Procession of Clouds (2017) – Debut poetry collection on sale here
A Long Walk, A Dark Night (2018) – A signed, limited-copy collection featuring pieces I frequently perform at live events. Please contact me to request a copy.
Women in Strange Places: Stories (2009) – A collection of nine short stories ranging from crime to the esoteric, all with women at the forefront. Available in paperback and ebook.