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E. Ethelbert Miller

Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, E. Ethelbert Miller came to Washington, D.C., to attend Howard University in the late 1960s. A prominent member of the D.C. arts community, he is the director of the Howard University African American Resource Center and a core faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars. Miller is an accomplished poet, author, and anthologist, whose works include Whispers, Secrets, & Promises; Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer; and the recent How We Sleep on the Nights We Don’t Make Love. His highly praised anthology In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry won the 1994 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and was a Book of the Month Club selection . His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and collections. Miller has received many literary and humanities awards and an honorary doctorate of literature from Emory & Henry College. In 2004 he received a Fulbright award to visit Israel.

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