CONVERSATIONS WITH JONETTA: Exploring the Intersection of Arts, Culture and Politics
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Award-winning author and journalist jonetta rose barras engages some of the country's creative thinkers and change-makers in intimate, provocative but eclectic discussions around issues that matter. Join Barras on Sept. 17th for a onversation with E. Ethelbert Miller, renown poet, author and literary activist, about the role of artists in instigating and sustaining social or political change.
Miller is the author of two memoirs and several books of poetry including The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller. For 17 years he served as the editor of Poet Lore, the oldest poetry magazine published in the United States. His poetry has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. He is a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Fellow to Israel. Miller also holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Emory and Henry College. In 2015, he was inducted into the Washington DC Hall of Fame.
He is a former chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal DC based think tank. Miller is host of the weekly WPFW morning radio show On the Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller and host and producer of The Scholars on the University of the District of Columbia Cable Television Station, which received a 2020 Telly Award.
In 2016, Miller was presented the AWP George Garret Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature and the 2016 DC Mayor's Arts Award for Distinguished Honor. In 2018, he was inducted into Gamma Xi Phi and appointed as an ambassador for the Authors Guild. Currently Miller serves on the boards of the DC Collaborative for Humanities and Education and The Inner Loop. Miller’s most recent book If God Invented Baseball, published by City Point Press, was awarded the 2019 Literary Award for poetry by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.