Feb. 18, 2:00 pm – Author Appearance: E. Ethelbert Miller, “If God Invented Baseball”
Date(s) - 02/18/18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Author Appearance: E. Ethelbert Miller, If God Invented Baseball
In observance of Black History Month, we’re delighted to have E. Ethelbert Miller read from his collection of poetry, If God Invented Baseball on Feb. 18 at 2:00 pm. If God Invented Baseball is a complete game of baseball poems, a full nine innings pitched by a “master twirler,” whose complete arsenal includes fastballs, curves and change-ups, and the occasional knuckler, to keep readers swinging for the fences, his full artistry on display. Ethelbert Miller’s work captures the enjoyment of the game from childhood to old age. Baseball fans will place this book next to their scorecards, peanuts and beer. Poetry readers will equally be delighted. If God Invented Baseball is a book for the ballpark and the home.
E. Ethelbert Miller is a writer and literary activist. He is the author of several collections of poetry and two memoirs. For fourteen years he has been the editor of Poet Lore, the oldest poetry magazine published in the United States. In 1996, Emory & Henry College awarded Miller an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature. He has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Fellow to Israel in 2004 and 2012. Miller has taught at several universities and currently serves on the faculty at the University of Houston-Victoria. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Chinese, Farsi, Norwegian, Tamil and Arabic.
Miller is often heard on NPR. He is host of the weekly morning radio show On the Margin which airs on WPFW-FM 89.3. Miller is also host and producer of The Scholars on UDC-TV. On April 19, 2015, Miller was inducted into the Washington DC Hall of Fame. In 2016, Miller received the Association of Writers & Writing Programs George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature and the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Distinguished Honor. The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, published in 2016 by Willow Books, is a comprehensive collection that represents over 40 years of his career as a poet. Miller’s most recent book is If God Invented Baseball, published by City Point Press.
Photo Credit: Rick Reinhard.