Miller, E. Ethelbert

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E. Ethelbert Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York on 20 November 1950. He attended New York City public schools, and enrolled at Howard University in the fall of 1968. Mr. Miller graduated from Howard University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies. From 1973 to 1974 Mr. Miller worked for Howard University as both a research associate for the Institute of Arts and Humanities and as assistant director of the African American Resource Center where he continues to serve the University in that capacity today. Professor Miller has published several volumes of poetry and is the editor of several anthologies. Mr. Miller was one of the 60 American authors selected and honored by Laura Bush and the White House at the First National Book Festival, September 8, 2001. He serves on numerous boards (such as the Washington D.C. Humanities Council), and he is a commentator for National Public Radio. Mr. Miller has served as a visiting professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and adjunct professor at American University. In 1996 he was the Jesse Ball DuPont Scholar at Emory & Henry College. Hew was scholar-in-residence at George Mason University for the Spring 2000 semester, and the 2001 Carell Writer-in-Residence at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee.

From the description of Papers, 1972-1999 (bulk 1977-1992). (Emory & Henry College). WorldCat record id: 54953018

E. Ethelbert Miller is a highly respected Washington D.C. based poet and literary activist and, since 1974, the Director of the African-American Resource Center at Howard University. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) as well as a board member of The Writer's Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. He is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He was born in New York City in 1950 and received his B.A. from Howard University. His poetry collections include 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). His awards include the Columbia Merit Award (1993), the Mayor's Art Award for Literature (1982) and the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. In 1979, the Mayor of Washington, DC, proclaimed September 28, 1979 as "E. Ethelbert Miller Day.", an honor bestowed again on May 21, 2001 by the Mayor of Jackson, Tennessee. Miller is the Founder and Director of the Ascension Poetry Reading Series, one of the oldest literary series in the Washington area.

From the description of E. Ethelbert Miller papers, 1971-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 681997069

From the description of E. Ethelbert Miller papers, 1962-2009. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191747224

June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. The Prix de Rome Environmental Design Award, American Institute of Architecture Award, Best Young Adult Books Selection from the American Library Association, National Book Award Finalist, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship are among her numerous accolades and awards. June Jordan died of breast cancer on June 14, 2002.

E. Ethelbert Miller was born November 20, 1950 in New York, New York. He completed a BA from Howard University in 1972. A poet, essayist, editor and educator, Miller has published poetry collections and has edited several anthologies. Miller is a member of the PEN American Center, Associated Writing Program, Institute for Policy Studies, National Writers Union, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Alliance of Greater Washington, Community Humanities Council of Washington, DC and is the director of African-American Resource Center at Howard University.

From the guide to the June Jordan and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence, 1975-1999, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Givens Collection of African-American Literature, Special Collections and Rare Books [scrbg])

Charles R. Johnson was born April 23, 1948 in Evanston, Illinois. He completed a BA from Southern Illinois University in 1971 and an MA in 1973. He completed further postgraduate work at State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1973-1976. A writer, cartoonist, and educator, Johnson has been teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle since 1976. Johnson has published several novels along with short story collections and nonfiction. He is a Pollock Professor for Excellence in English, and remains on a board of directors within the Associated Writing Programs at the University of Washington.

E. Ethelbert Miller was born November 20, 1950 in New York, New York. He completed a BA from Howard University in 1972. A poet, essayist, editor and educator, Miller has published poetry collections and has edited several anthologies. Miller is a member of the PEN American Center, Associated Writing Program, Institute for Policy Studies, National Writers Union, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, Alliance of Greater Washington, Community Humanities Council of Washington, DC and is the director of African-American Resource Center at Howard University.

From the guide to the Charles Johnson and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence, 1989-2006, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Special Collections and Rare Books, Givens Collection of African American Literature [scrbg])

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creatorOf Charles Johnson and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence, 1989-2006 University of Minnesota Libraries. Special Collections and Rare Books, Givens Collection of African American Literature [scrbg]
creatorOf Jordan, June, 1936-2002. June Jordan and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence collection, 1975-1999. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Watershed Foundation. The Black Box recorded poetry magazine, DC poets collection 1973-1986 1974 - 1985. George Washington University
referencedIn Roberts, Kim, 1961-. Kim Roberts biographical files of District of Columbia poets, 1995-2006. George Washington University
creatorOf June Jordan and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence, 1975-1999 University of Minnesota Libraries. Givens Collection of African-American Literature, Special Collections and Rare Books [scrbg]
creatorOf Miller, E. Ethelbert. Papers, 1972-1999 (bulk 1977-1992). Emory & Henry College, Kelly Library
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Papers, 1936-2002 (inclusive), 1954-2002 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Browning, Sarah,. Poets Against the War records, 2003-2008. George Washington University
creatorOf Miller, E. Ethelbert. E. Ethelbert Miller papers, 1971-2005. George Washington University
creatorOf Miller, E. Ethelbert. E. Ethelbert Miller papers, 1962-2009. George Washington University
referencedIn June Jordan and E. Ethelbert Miller correspondence, 1975-1999 University of Minnesota Libraries. Givens Collection of African-American Literature, Special Collections and Rare Books [scrbg]
creatorOf Miller, E. Ethelbert. Office files of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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