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American Book Review


DATE: Thursday  11/3/2011

TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)

E. Ethelbert Miller


SPEAKER: E. Ethelbert Miller

E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer's Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Mr. Miller 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.

In 1979, the mayor of Washington, DC proclaimed September 28, 1979 as "E. Ethelbert Miller Day." Mr. Miller was awarded the Mayor's Art Award for literature in 1982. He received the Public Humanities Award from the D.C. Humanities Council in 1988. In 1993, the literary community of Washington awarded him the Columbia Merit Award. On July 17, 1994, the Mayor of Baltimore made him an honorary citizen of the city of Baltimore.

In Search of Color Everywhere was awarded the 1994 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and was a Book of the Month Club selection. Mr. Miller received the 1995 O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from Emory & Henry College on May 18, 1996. In 1997, he was presented with the Stephen Henderson Poetry Award by the African American Literature and Culture Society. In 2001, the mayor of Jackson, Tennessee proclaimed May 21, 2001 as "E. Ethelbert Miller Day." In 2004, Mr. Miller was awarded a Fulbright to visit Israel.

The 5th Inning (2009)
How We Sleep On The Nights We Don’t Make Love (2004)
Buddha Weeping In Winter (2001)
Fathering Words: The Making of An African American Writer (2000)
Whispers, Secrets and Promises (1998)
First Light (1994)
Where Are the Love Poems for Dictators? (1986, reprinted in 2001)
Season of Hunger/Cry of Rain (1982)
Migrant Worker (1978)
The Land of Smiles and the Land of No Smiles (1974)
Andromeda (1974)

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