E. Ethelbert Miller, GPC 1998-1999
E. Ethelbert Miller was born in New York City, New York, in 1950. He received his BA from Howard University. His poetry collections include The 5th Inning (2009); How We Sleep On the Nights We Don't Make Love (Curbstone Press, 2004); Whispers, Secrets, and Promises (1998); First Light: New and Selected Poems (1994); Where Are the Love Poems for Dictators? (1986); Season of Hunger/Cry of Rain: Poems 1975-1980 (1982); The Migrant Worker (1978); and Andromeda (1974). He also is editor of many anthologies, including the highly-acclaimed In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African American Poetry (1994) and Women Surviving Massacres and Men (1977). He is also the author of the memoir Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer (2000) and the editor of Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century (2002). His awards include the Columbia Merit Award and the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. In 1979, the Mayor of Washington, DC, proclaimed September 28 of that year as "E. Ethelbert Miller Day." Miller is the Founder and Director of the Ascension Poetry Reading Series, one of the oldest literary series in the Washington area, and the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, a position he has held since 1974. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.
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"Tomorrow" and "Panama," Beltway Poetry Quarterly
"Hitless and Crying at the Plate"
"The Presidential Affair"
“Salat” and bio, Blackbird Archive
NPR interview with Miller
“Port-Au-Prince” and other poems, Poetry Foundation