E. Ethelbert Miller was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1950. He is the author of 16 books, including Andromeda (1974), First Light: New and Selected Poems (1993), and most recently If God Invented Baseball (2018). He also edited the anthology In Search of Color Everywhere (1994), which won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His other honors include a Public Humanities Award from the D.C. Humanities Council in 1988, the Columbia Merit Award in 1993, and induction into the Washington, D.C., Hall of Fame in 2015. He has taught at many institutions, including Emory & Henry College and George Washington University. He currently lives in Washington, D.C, where he serves as editor for Poet Lore magazine and board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Audio Recordings with E. Ethelbert Miller
- E. Ethelbert Miller and Michael S. Weaver reading their poems on February 13, 1989, in the Coolidge Auditorium