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Kim B Miller

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About the Poet

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Kim B Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York. She spent most of her life in Long Island, NY. She later moved to Prince William County, Virginia. Kim started to really focus on her poetry in Virginia. Kim’s poetry is inspirational, her words are bold and she is unapologetically blunt. Kim is the Poet Laureate of Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park, VA: October 2020-October 2022. She is the First African American Poet Laureate for this region. Her poems have been published in African Voices magazine, an international haiku anthology called Hog Wild, a DC newspaper, an interfaith anthology, a hunger anthology (and on their website) and several websites and books. A few of Kim’s poems were accepted into Prince George’s Community College Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine. Her poetry is in both the print and online version.

Kim received the 2021 DMV Best Business Award in the category of Arts & Entertainment. Kim is also the 2021 DMV Renaissance “Haikuist” of the Year. Kim won 4th place in the 90th Annual Writer’s DigestContest, in the non-rhyming poetry category in 2021. Kim is the 2019 Southern Fried Haiku Champion. Southern Fried Poetry Slam is one of the largest Spoken Word and Performance Poetry tournaments in the world.

Kim is a teaching artist and a facilitator. She creates and develops her own training material. Her interactive workshops are fun and informative. In 2022 she facilitated a seminar at a Women’s Leadership Summit, in person, at her alma mater: Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Kim also presented an educational session at the Empowering Excellence: STEM, Advocacy, Leadership & Wellness Conferences. Colleges and universities attended that event from all across the country including: NJ, KY, TN, TX, OH, MI, IL, IN, MN, and WI. Last year she facilitated an online workshop for University of California, Berkeley. Kim is also a facilitator for F.I.S.T. stands for: Fighting Injustice Standing Together. She has been facilitating classes since 2017. This beautiful program was created by Schai Schairer. Kim facilitated and cofacilitated poetry classes (in person) in a women’s prison. The program was continued via mail due to COVID but in person classes have recently resumed.

Region

Northern

Virginia City or County Affiliation

Prince William County

Years of Residence in Virginia

20

Current City/State of Residence

Dumfries, VA

Gender

Female

Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American

Keywords/Tags

Haiku, Truth, Inspiration

Published Works or Performances

  • Poets Speak Back to Hunger: An e-Collection of Poems from Around the World. Poetry X Hunger, 2021.
  • Black Joy Haikus. The Black Wife Life Website, 2021.
  • Pain, Reflections: Literary & Arts Magazine. Fall 2021.
  • Fly. Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine, Fall 2021.
  • My Poetry is the Beauty You Overlook. Kim B Miller, 2020.
  • Falling Leaves: An Interfaith Anthology on the Topic of Consolation and Loss. Day Eight Books, 2020.
  • Spreading Death. Washington City Paper, 2020.
  • Hog Wild Haiku. Bicadeideias, 2019.
  • Christ Gave Me This Pen So I Have to Write the Truth. Kim B Miller, 2016.
  • Poetically Inking: Just Me, My Pen & The Mic. Kim B Miller, 2015.

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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