Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer

                                                               About The Author


     E. Ethelbert Miller was born in New York City, New York, in 1950. He received his B.A. from Howard University. His poetry collections include Whispers, Secrets, and Promises (Black Classic Press,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). Most recently, he is the author of the memoir Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer (2000).

           His awards include the Columbia Merit A ward and the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. In 1979, the Mayor of Washington, DC, proclaimed September 28, 1979 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.

     Among Miller's many career accomplishments include serving as director of Howard University's Afro-American Resource Center since its founding in 1974. Howard is also his alma mater. In addition, he works as a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College in Vermont. Also, he is an advisor for Live! @ your library, an initiative of the American Library Association, featuring live appearances by literary, visual and perfoiming artists to libraries nationwide.

           He and his wife live in Washington, DC.

African American Poetry (1994) and Women Surviving Massacres and Men (1977). Most recently, he is the author of the memoir Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer (2000).

     E. Ethelbert Miller was born in New York City, New York, in 1950. He received his B.A. from Howard University. His poetry collections include Whispers, Secrets, and Promises (Black Classic Press,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). Most recently, he is the author of the memoir Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer (2000).

      His awards include the Columbia Merit A ward and the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. In 1979, the Mayor of Washington, DC, proclaimed September 28, 1979 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.

     Among Miller's many career accomplishments include serving as director of Howard University's Afro-American Resource Center since its founding in 1974. Howard is also his alma mater. In addition, he works as a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College in Vermont. Also, he is an advisor for Live! @ your library, an initiative of the American Library Association, featuring live appearances by literary, visual and perfoiming artists to libraries nationwide.

           He and his wife live in Washington, DC.