Poet Laureate

Kim was crowned Prince William County Poet Laureate on Oct. 24, 2020 by the Prince William County Arts Council.
Kim is the First African American Prince William County Poet Laureate.

Kim is Poet Laureate: 2020- 2022.

Prince William County has a great Arts Council, click on the picture for more info:

November 2020

Publications-Nov 2020

  • Prince William Living:

Performances – Nov 2020

Kim performed poetry at a residence in Dumfries, VA, (Masks, outdoor space and social distancing were used).

Activities – Nov 2020

Kim judged an online poetry contest called: Off the Wall High School Exhibit/Competition for Art Factory.

December 2020

Publications-Dec 2020

  • One of Kim’s poems was published in The Virginia Black Business Directory, Holiday Gift Guide which available in print and online. Her poem titled Celebrate is on page 19. This beautiful guide has so many great holiday deals so pick one up. It is free.

Performances – Dec 2020

  • Kim performed poetry online. The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted The Red Carpet Showcase for Emerging Artist and Authors with over 100 people in attendance. Here is a picture of the authors and the sorority sisters who hosted: Ms. Davis and presented: Ms. Adams. The President of this Chapter is Ms. Andrews.
  • Kim performed poetry at a residence in Dumfries, VA, (Masks, outdoor space and social distancing were used).
  • A video Kim recorded was included in a program called a December to Remember by Woman Of Wealth. The program was on Facebook Live via Zoom. Here is the video:

Activities – Dec 2020

  • Kim performed poetry and had a Q & A session online for two 6th grade classes in Manassas Park City Schools.
  • Kim performed poetry and facilitated a class online for a group of 6th and 7th graders (DC public charter school).
  • Kim had a poetry reading and a Q & A on Facebook Live via Zoom. (FB page @pwcpoetlaureate2020) This monthly event is called Poetry Escaped. She answered questions and performed poetry.
  • Kim performed poetry, spoke her truth and talked about her book online on Zoom and Facebook Live for Triumph The Church of the New Age – International (FB page @TriumphChurchInternational )

January 2021

Publications-Jan 2021

Kim’s poem called The Hunger Dialect was published online at the Poetry X Hunger website. There is audio of the poem too. Click here: https://www.poetryxhunger.com/create/poem-by-kim-b-miller

Performances – Jan 2021

  • Kim recited her poem called Temple from Falling Leaves (Interfaith Poetry Anthology) online via Zoom. It was hosted by All Souls Church.
  • Kim created a dramatic video of a poem and it was the opening performance of an event for Northern Virginia Community College. The event was called NOVA SERVES: Virtually: MLK DAY of Service.
    • Kim also co-facilitated one of the breakout rooms which was a Family Writers’ Workshop.  
  • Kim recited poetry on Zoom to celebrate the healing power of poetry and to raise funds for the Covenant House. Kiana and Kelly were the awesome hosts.

Activities – Jan 2021

  • Kim created a bold video of a poem and it was the opening performance of an event for Northern Virginia Community College. The event was called NOVA SERVES: Virtually: MLK DAY of Service. Kim also co-facilitated one of the break out rooms which was a Family Writers’ Workshop.
  • Kim read poetry and was interviewed online at What’s the Word by BLPS Network. This family friendly show is hosted by Queen T with co-host SoSo Dolo. This show was on Facebook Live via Zoom.

February 2021

Publications – Feb 2021

One of Kim’s poems was published in the newsletter for Triumph The Church of the New Age – International.

Performances – Feb 2021

  • Kim recited a poem online for the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. They hosted an event for artist Rene Dickerson.

  • Kim performed poetry online for Idris O’Connor’s program on Black History and his candidacy. There will also be a segment on getting to know the candidate.
  • Kim created a dramatization of a poem for Black History Month. The video was part of an event for The Town of Dumfries.

Activities – Feb 2021

  • Kim recited poetry and she was interviewed online by 2 students and an administrator of Graham Park Middle School (PWC school) as part of their event: Black History Makers Spotlight.
  • Kim performed poetry and facilitated a workshop for middle school students in DC online (DCPS).
  • Kim recited poetry online for Grace Brethren Christian School. She also made a poem up on the spot, based on the abstract words the students provided. They tried to “stump the poet”. This was for their Black History Drama Class Celebration. (Maryland school)
  • Kim recited poetry and taught haiku, online for Write By The Rails.

Prince William Little Theatre presented a collection of performances in a parody about navigating relationships in the midst of the Covid pandemic in this cabaret-style evening featuring music, theater, and spoken word called: “Relationships In Covid Times.” The production is hosted by Hylton at Home which brings you live streamed performances and releases of previously recorded content. Hylton at Home is a part of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). Kim was honored to be a member of the cast.

  • Kim was interviewed on IG @blackgreekpoets as part of their Poet Laureate Series.
  • Kim hosted, performed poetry and she invited 5 dynamic PWC poets to come speak their truth for Black History Month. You can watch Feb’s Poetry Escaped below: