blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1




E. Ethelbert Miller is the chair of the Humanities Council of Washington DC and has been the director of the African-American Resource Center at Howard University since 1974. He is the author of Andromeda (1974), The Land of Smiles and The Land of No Smiles (1974), Migrant Worker (1978), Season of Hunger/Cry of Rain (1982), Where are the Love Poems for Dictators? (1986), First Light (1994), and Whispers, Secrets and Promises (1998), his most recent collection of published poetry. Millerís memoir, Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer was published in 2000. He is the editor of Synergy: An Anthology of Washington, D.C. Black Poetry (1975), Women Surviving Massacres and Men (1977), and In Search of Color Everywhere (1994), which was awarded the 1994 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and was chosen as a Book of the Month selection. Miller's forthcoming books are Buddha Weeping in Winter (Red Dragon Press) and Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press).  

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