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E. Ethelbert Miller

E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer's Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Mr. Miller is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College.  

He is the author and editor of several books.  What We Do On The Nights We Don't Make Love received an Independent Publisher Book Awards 2005 for being a finalist in Poetry.

Visit his website for complete details.

  E. Ethelbert's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.



 Origami micro-chapBook

Selected Poem(s)

The Ear Is An Organ Made For Love - Selections


Poems selected are by the
generous permission of the author. 
The entire work is a downloadable book,
“The Ear Is An Organ Made For Love”

{mooblock=Neruda    (For Naomi)}

Neruda’s head is across town.
It’s in the garden outside
the OAS building
I need to go there.
No, I need to find what they
did to the rest of Neruda’s body.
Where are Neruda’s hands?
Legs? Feet? Did someone believe
Neruda’s poems came only from his head?
What does one make love with?
Bring me Neruda’s poems.
Ask them to confess.
E. Ethelbert Miller © 2012