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: Oct. 2020 – Oct. 2022.

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. ART factory is located in Manassas, VA. Stop by and enjoy art.

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 her inaugural monthly poetry event online. 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 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.
  • Kim had her monthly poetry event online centered on her MLK poems.

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.
  • Kim performed poetry online during an international open mic for CAP. Community Arts Partnership (CAP) is one of the leading advocates for community arts in Northern Ireland.
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 for their morning announcements. Here is a snippet.
  • Kim performed poetry and facilitated a workshop for middle school students in DC online (DCPS).
  • At the February General Meeting, Kim was the Special Guest Speaker. She discussed the importance of Black History Month & breaking barriers at the Democratic Women’s Caucus PWC.
  • Kim recited poetry online for Grace Brethren Christian School. She also made up 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, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.
  • 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. Click the picture below.
  • 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:

March 2021

Publications Mar 2021

Kim was featured as PWC Poet Laureate in both anniversary editions of Vision & Purpose magazine. March/April. https://www.vandpmagazine.com

Performances – Mar 2021
  • Kim performed poetry online for Vision & Purpose magazine. It was their one year anniversary.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets for a “Celebration of Women” for Mr. Speaker Ink. This Women’s History Month event was online.
  • Kim performed poetry online for “She Leads”. A financial workshop hosted by Councilwoman Cydny A. Neville of Dumfries, VA (PWC) .
  • Kim was one of the featured poets online. It was hosted by Prince George’s Poet Laureate: Sistah Joy.
  • Kim performed poetry online during an international open mic for CAP. Community Arts Partnership (CAP) is one of the leading advocates for community arts in Northern Ireland.
Activities – Mar 2021
  • Kim was interviewed and recited poetry on Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio. The fantastic host is Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram.
  • Kim facilitated a free haiku class online.
  • Kim facilitated a workshop: University of California, Berkeley 36th Empowering Womxn of Color Conference.
  • Kim performed poetry for three 10th grade classes for (DCPS). Kim also critiqued students and gave them advice on fine tuning their presentations.
  • Kim hosted, performed poetry and she invited 8 dynamic PWC women poets/artists to express themselves.
  • K[squared]² also performed at Poetry Escaped.
    • K [squared]² is a visual and audio performance duo comprising Kim B Miller (poet) and Kelly Haneklau (anti-racist artist). Kim B Miller performs her original poems, while Kelly Haneklau creates an original painting on the spot to coincide with the spoken word message.
  • Kim performed poetry and mentored students (middle and high school) for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince William County Chapter, Inc.
  • Kim was interviewed on Coffee With Bob on LinkedIn. It was uploaded later to YouTube.
  • Kim was interviewed on Unconventional Leaders. This podcast has a fantastic host: Heather Parady. You can find this interview on most podcast platforms or you can click play below.

6 Month Summary:

This summary contains some of the the things Kim accomplished: Oct 2020-March 2021.

Monthly Online Event

Kim is the host of a monthly online poetry event. The inaugural event took place in December 2020. She has hosted 4 shows which included:

  • Kim reciting poetry
  • MLK tribute using poetry
  • Black History Month poetry event
  • Women’s History Month poetry event

Facilitated Workshops & Classes

  • Kim facilitated a free haiku class online
  • Kim facilitated an online workshop: University of California, Berkeley 36th Empowering Womxn of Color Conference
  • Kim taught a haiku class online for the group “Write By The Rails”  

Featured Poet

  • Kim performed poetry online for The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted “The Red Carpet Showcase” for Emerging Artist and Authors
  • Kim recited poetry on Zoom to celebrate the healing power of poetry and to raise funds for the Covenant House
  • Kim performed poetry online for Idris O’Connor’s program on Black History and his candidacy
  • Kim was one of the featured poets for a “Celebration of Women” for Mr. Speaker Ink. This Women’s History Month event was online
  • Kim performed poetry online forShe Leads. A financial workshop hosted by Councilwoman Cydny A. Neville (Dumfries, VA)
  • Kim was one of the featured poets online. It was hosted by Prince George’s Poet Laureate: Sistah Joy

Speaker

At the February General Meeting, Kim was the Special Guest Speaker to discuss the importance of Black History Month & breaking barriers at the Democratic Women’s Caucus PWC


Productions

Prince William Little Theatre presented a collection of performances in a parody about navigating relationships in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Kim was a member of the cast


Publications: Online & Or In Print  

  • Prince William Living – online and in print
  • InsideNOVA – online and in print
  • Black DMV Magazine – online
  • The Virginia Black Business Directory, Holiday Gift Guide – online and in print
  • Poetry X Hunger Website – online
  • Newsletter for Triumph The Church Of The New Age International- online
  • Vision & Purpose Magazine – online and in print  
  • The Old Bridge Observer – in print

School Programs

  • 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 recited poetry and she was interviewed online by 2 students and an administrator of Graham Park Middle School (PWCS)
  • 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 up a poem up on the spot, based on the abstract words the students provided
  • Kim performed poetry for three 10th grade classes for (DCPS). Kim also critiqued students and gave them advice on fine tuning their presentations
  • Kim performed poetry and mentored students (middle and high school) for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince William County Chapter, Inc

Church Programs

  • Kim performed poetry and spoke her truth online on Zoom and Facebook Live for Triumph The Church of the New Age – International
  • Kim recited her poem called Temple from Falling Leaves (Interfaith Poetry Anthology) online via Zoom. It was hosted by All Souls Church

Videos

  • A video Kim recorded was included in a program called a December to Remember by “Woman Of Wealth”
  • Kim created a video for Arlington County’s 52nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
  • 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
    • This video was also used in The Black History Month event for The Town of Dumfries

Podcasts or Interviews

  • Kim read poetry and was interviewed online at What’s the Word by BLPS Network
  • Kim was interviewed on IG @blackgreekpoets as part of their Poet Laureate Series
  • Kim was interviewed and recited poetry on Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio
  • Kim was interviewed on Unconventional Leaders Podcast
  • Kim was interviewed on LinkedIn on Coffee With Bob


Social Media & Website Pages

3 new accounts were initiated for Instagram, Twitter and Linked In. Facebook was rebranded.

  • Instagram: @pwcpoetlaureate2020
  • Facebook: @pwcpoetlaureate2020
  • Twitter: @pwcpoetlaur2020
  • Linked In @iamkimbmiller
  • Page added: http://www.kimbmiller.com/poet-laureate

The preceding summary contains some of the the things Kim accomplished: Oct 2020-March 2021.

End of 6 Month Summary

April 2021

Publications – Apr 2021

Kim was grateful to be featured on page 10 of Prince William Living (April Issue).

Performances – Apr 2021
  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library had a celebration of poetry. Inklings Writers Group and poets from our region recited their words.
  • Kim was one of the featured Poet Laureates for Day Eight’s open mic/poetry reading.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets at Tuesday’s Verses (outdoors) in Richmond, VA
  • Kim was the featured poet online at an event for Walker Memorial Baptist Church, DC.
Activities – Apr 2021
  • In April, on several dates, Kim performed poetry, had Q & A sessions and created poetry on the spot for several hundred 6th, 7th and 8th graders (PWCS students) Woodbridge Middle School.
  • In April, on several dates, Kim performed poetry and had Q & A sessions for over a hundred 6th graders (DCPS students).
  • Kim gave a presentation,, recited poetry and had a Q & A for the Life Long Learning Institute of Manassas, VA.
  • The Hylton Performing Arts Center announced a new initiative which showcases artistic talent within the Prince William County cultural community.
    • K [squared]² is one of four ensembles selected and featured as part of Hylton at Home. This is their community arts spotlight filmed at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in the Merchant Hall Theater.
    • K [squared]² is a visual and audio performance duo comprising Kim B Miller (poet) and Kelly Haneklau (anti-racist artist). Kim B Miller performs her original poems, while Kelly Haneklau creates an original painting on the spot to coincide with the spoken word message.
    • You can watch the replay click the picture:
Merchant Hall Theater- picture credit: Hylton Performing Arts Center
  • Prince William Poet Laureate Circle members read their poems, online on Facebook Live via Zoom during Poetry Escaped. (Kim’s monthly online poetry event.)
  • On National Haiku Day (April 17th) Kim was interviewed by the phenomenal host/author Carylee (another PWC Arts Council member) on Instagram Live.
  • Kim shared her journey as an author and characteristics of her writing life as well as answer questions from the audience. Joy O’Toole and Central Rappahannock Regional Library have a great interactive online program. FYI. Central Rappahannock Regional Library serves Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland, Virginia. You can view the replay on Facebook: https://fb.watch/5b39hHIy2D/

May 2021

Publications – May 2021

Poetry X Hunger is very pleased to announce the release of their first-ever collection of poems about hunger.  Intended as an easy-to-use handbook for teachers, lawmakers, policy leaders and community members, this e-book includes 31 haunting poems by poets from around the world about the all-too-present scourge of hunger.  The collection was co-edited by Hiram Larew and Aaron Whitehead aka Aaron R.FREELY AVAILABLE – The handbook is free and is also available at https://www.poetryxhunger.com/ Kim’s poem was included in this anthology.

Performances – May 2021
  • Kim performed poetry online during an international open mic for CAP. Community Arts Partnership (CAP) is one of the leading advocates for community arts in Northern Ireland.
  • Kim performed poetry online at International Friends OPMN. This open mic originates out of London, UK for Friends of St Paul Library.
Activities – May 2021
  • Kim performed poetry, facilitated a haiku workshop and had a Q & A for The DC Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
  • Join Kim as she discusses “Writing Imagery” on Connie’s podcast called: Book Echoes Podcast..
    • Click the picture below.
Picture credit: Book Echoes
  • Kim was on a podcast that premiered this month called Coffee Talk with the phenomenal poet/host Sasha Perelman.
  • Kim presented an educational session at the Empowering Excellence: STEM, Advocacy, Leadership & Wellness Conferences. The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is the group that planned this event. EOA is made up of TRIO and educational opportunity programs from across ten states in the Midwest, however; colleges and universities attended this event from all across the country including: NJ, KY, TN, TX, OH, MI, IL, IN, MN, and WI. 

June 2021

Publications-Jun 2021

Release of a First-Ever Collection of Hunger-Focused Poems

Poetry X Hunger is pleased to announce the release of “Poets Speak Back to Hunger: An e-Collection of Poems from Around the World.”  Take a look!  The 30+ poems and recordings in this new, easy-to-use e-book are freely available for you to reprint, recite and showcase. One of Kim’s poems was included in this anthology.

https://www.poetryxhunger.com/

Performances -June 2021

Kim was the “spotlight poet” at The Warrior Love Open Mic Night, A diverse celebration of voice and brave healing.

  • The Poetry Society of Virginia had a Summer reading, introducing new poetry collections & chapbooks published by Northern Region PSV Members. Kim was one of the poets who recited her poetry.
  • On Juneteenth Kim was the featured poet online for Bethel AME Church. Bethel is located in Montclair, VA.
Activities – June 2021
  • Kim marched in the Inaugural Dumfries Juneteenth parade and she also did a poem at the ceremony, (Dumfries, VA)
  • Kim created a visual poem on Juneteenth for Northern Virginia Community College (Woodbridge Campus)
  • Kim was so honored to be one of the commencement speakers for Bard High School Early College DC. Most of 15 achievers received 2 diplomas that day: their high school diploma and their Associate’s Degree.
  • Poetry Escaped took place on IG. Kim invited everyone to say a haiku, short poem or saying and ask her any question.

Poetry & Produce at Creative Suitland

  • Kim was here on Sundays
  • She performed poetry and answered questions on: becoming the PWC Poet Laureate, writing, writing poetry, self publishing books and how to perform poetry effectively.

July 2021

Activities – July 2021
  • Kim was featured on The Win-Win Effect Podcast.
  • “Strong” A Spoken Word; by Tyierra Henderson. “Strong” aired on Thursday, July 29 , as part of Prince William Little Theatre’s Original Works Festival.

Directed by Melanie McGuin

CAST:

Kim B Miller

Melissa Scott

Maria Getahun

AnuRa Harrison

Jacqueline Youm

Tiffanie Settles

  • Kim facilitated a haiku class for some DC high school students as part of a writing camp.
  • Kim was interviewed on Instagram on:
  1. The Galaxy of Poets
  1. Write Path 24 7
  • K [squared]² performed at Locust Shade Park in Triangle, Virginia (PWC). K [squared]² is a visual and audio performance duo comprising Kim B Miller (poet) and Kelly Haneklau (anti-racist artist). Kim B Miller performs her original poems, while Kelly Haneklau creates an original painting on the spot to coincide with the spoken word message.
  • This is just a snippet of the performance.

Poetry & Produce at Creative Suitland

  • Kim was here on Sundays (not July 4th)
  • She performed poetry and answered questions on: what a poet laureate is, writing, writing poetry, self publishing books and how to perform poetry effectively.
  • Kim hosted Poetry Escaped on Instagram. She explained what haiku are and invited some poets to perform on the open mic segment.

August 2021

Performances -Aug 2021
  • Kim was the featured poet (online) at the 24th International Religious Congress.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets online (IG) for Sweet Sugar Cane’s Book Launch.
  • Kim performed poetry (in person) at Can We Talk, Wednesday Open Mic in MD.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets (in person) and she was a vendor at the celebration for the 15th Year Anniversary for the House of Mercy. Write by the Rail (PWC Chapter) organized this outing, thanks to Katherine Gotthardt.
  • Kim recited poetry (in person) at Christian Life Church Open Mic Night in Manassas, VA.
  • Kim performed poetry (in person) at Spirits & Lyrics at in Manassas, VA.

Activities – Aug 2021
  • Kim was a guest on a podcast called: The Authority Project Show. Her topic was bad branding for creatives. Click the picture below:
  • Kim was interviewed as part of a series for Shoutout Arizona called: Favorite Quotes & Affirmations.
  • Kim was one of the curators of a nature anthology called The Forgotten River. The book launch was online and Kim read a poem from the book and she was one of the hosts of the online event.

Click the picture above to get a copy of the book.

Poetry & Produce at Creative Suitland

  • Kim was here on Sundays (not Aug 22)
  • She performed poetry and answered questions on: my platform as PWC Poet Laureate, writing, writing poetry, self publishing books and how to perform poetry effectively.
  • Kim was invited to be an Artist Partner with Creative Suitland Arts Center in Suitland, MD.

September 2021

Performances -Sept 2021
  • Kim recited poetry at McCall Studio Gallery/DMVISUAL LLC. This wonderful location in Manassas ,VA is full of art in many forms. A special thank you to Denise McCall, Director/Founder for the pictures.
  • Kim was the only featured poet and she was a vendor at the 2nd Annual VA Black Business Directory Expo in Fredericksburg, VA.
Activities – Sept 2021
  • Kim is a 2021 DMV Renaissance Award Winner. She’s the 2021“Haikuist” of the Year.
  • Kim facilitated an online workshop called Writing To Wellness For Women. C. Thomas created these series of workshops.
  • Kim performed poetry, made up poems on the spot, and facilitated a poetry writing workshop for 4th and 5th graders of Jack and Jill of America Inc. PWC Chapter.
  • Kim performed poetry, had a Q & A and made up poems on the spot: “Stump the Poet” at the Chinn park Regional Library in PWC, VA.
  • Poetry Escaped was on IG Sept 30th.

Oct. 2021

Publications-Oct 2021
  • In the Company of Laureates, PWCVA.gov. Click the picture: A special thank you to Kenny Boddye for making this proclamation possible. We could not have done this without your great supervision. Thank you for stepping up.

Thank you to all of the PWC Board of Supervisors for your support.

  • In the Company of Laureates, PWPerspective. Click the picture:
  • The arts thrive in Prince William County, Virginia. Take a look and then come on by.
Performances -Oct 2021
  • Kim was the featured poet online at a book signing for “When Things Don’t Change” by Maharold Peoples Jr.
  • Poetry was welcomed into the Grand Hall at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria’s Poet Laureate, KaNikki Jakarta was the curator and Kim was one of the featured poets. for The Late Shift, The Art of Questioning. Thank you to KaNikki and C. Thomas for the pics.
  • Kim was the featured poet at Centreville Day in Centreville, VA. She recited some haiku and a poem on hope.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets who recited poetry at The Literary Cypher.
  • Kim performed poetry at an open mic. The talented, musical host is Chris Rall. This event is every last Wed. of the month at Tin Cannon Brewing Co in Gainesville, VA (PWC).
Activities – Oct 2021
  • Kim facilitated a Master Class on Haiku at Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, in Manassas, VA.

  • A podcast called “Stay At Home Mom? Yeah Right?” aired this week. Kim was the guest. Here is the link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stay-at-home-mom-yeah-right/id1535293385?i=1000538317700

  • At the 2 day event, In The Company of Laureates, Kim was one of the featured poet laureates. She performed poetry, facilitated a class (Documenting Your Journey as an Artist) and she recited at the Spilled Ink open mic.
  • Kim read other Black poets poems on Facebook Live for Black Poetry Day: Oct. 17.

1 Year Summary:

This summary contains some of the the things Kim accomplished: Oct 2020-Oct 2021.

Awards

Writer’s Digest

In the 90TH Annual Writing Competition Kim was awarded fourth place for “Sleep” in the category of Non-rhyming Poetry.

DMV (DC, MD, VA) Renaissance Award

Kim is a 2021 DMV Renaissance Award Winner. She’s the 2021“Haikuist” of the Year.

Affiliations

  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Teaching Artist 2021-2022 
  • Artist Partner of Creative Suitland 2021-

Monthly Online Event

Kim is the host of a monthly online poetry event. The inaugural event took place in December 2020. She has hosted 11 shows which included:

  • Kim reciting poetry
  • MLK tribute using poetry
  • Black History Month poetry event: Only PWC Poets
  • Women’s History Month poetry event: Only PWC Poets
  • PWC Poet Circle members: Only PWC Poet Circle Members
  • IG Open Mics with Q & A

Facilitated Workshops & Classes

  • Kim facilitated a free haiku class online
  • Kim facilitated an online workshop: University of California, Berkeley 36th Empowering Womxn of Color Conference
  • Kim taught a haiku class online for the group “Write By The Rails”  
  • Kim facilitated a haiku class for some DC high school students as part of a writing camp
  • Kim facilitated an online workshop called Writing To Wellness For Women
  • Kim facilitated a Master Class on Haiku at Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, in Manassas, VA
  • Kim facilitated a workshop on “Documenting Your Journey As An Artist ” at “In the Company of Laureates” at Northern Virginia Community College

Featured Poet

  • Kim performed poetry online for The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted “The Red Carpet Showcase” for Emerging Artist and Authors
  • Kim recited poetry on Zoom to celebrate the healing power of poetry and to raise funds for the Covenant House
  • Kim performed poetry online for Idris O’Connor’s program on Black History and his candidacy
  • Kim was one of the featured poets for a “Celebration of Women” for Mr. Speaker Ink. This Women’s History Month event was online
  • Kim performed poetry online forShe Leads. A financial workshop hosted by Councilwoman Cydny A. Neville (Dumfries, VA)
  • Kim was one of the featured poets online. It was hosted by Prince George’s Poet Laureate: Sistah Joy
  • Kim marched in the Inaugural Dumfries Juneteenth parade and she also did a poem at the ceremony, (Dumfries, VA)
  • The Poetry Society of Virginia had a Summer reading online, introducing new poetry collections & chapbooks published by Northern Region PSV Members. Kim was one of the poets who recited her poetry
  • Kim was the featured poet (in person) at Centreville Day in Centreville, VA
  • Poetry was welcomed into the Grand Hall at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Kim was one of the featured poets
  • Kim was one of the featured poets (in person) at “In the Company of Laureates” at Northern Virginia Community College
  • Kim recited poetry (in person) at McCall Studio Gallery/DMVISUAL LLC
  • Kim was one of the featured poets (in person) at the celebration for the 15th Year Anniversary for the House of Mercy

Speaker

  • At the February General Meeting, Kim was the Special Guest Speaker to discuss the importance of Black History Month & breaking barriers at the Democratic Women’s Caucus PWC
  • Kim was so honored to be one of the commencement speakers for Bard High School’s Early College D.C. Most of 15 achievers received 2 diplomas that day: their high school diploma and their Associate’s Degree
  • Kim presented an educational session at the Empowering Excellence: STEM, Advocacy, Leadership & Wellness Conferences. The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is the group that planned this event. EOA is made up of TRIO and educational opportunity programs from across ten states in the Midwest, however; colleges and universities attended this event from all across the country including: NJ, KY, TN, TX, OH, MI, IL, IN, MN, and WI 

Productions

  • Prince William Little Theatre presented a collection of performances in a parody about navigating relationships in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Kim was a member of the cast
  • Kim was one of the cast who recited : “Strong” A Spoken Word; by Tyierra Henderson. “Strong” aired as part of Prince William Little Theatre’s Original Works Festival.
  • The Hylton Performing Arts Center announced a new initiative which showcases artistic talent within the Prince William County cultural community.
    • K [squared]² is one of four ensembles selected and featured as part of Hylton at Home. This is their community arts spotlight filmed at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in the Merchant Hall Theater.
    • K [squared]² is a visual and audio performance duo comprising Kim B Miller (poet) and Kelly Haneklau (anti-racist artist). Kim B Miller performs her original poems, while Kelly Haneklau creates an original painting on the spot to coincide with the spoken word message.
  • K [squared]² performed at Locust Shade Park in Triangle, Virginia
  • Kim narrated/her interpretation of Jean Toomer’s lyric for Poetry in the Parks


Publications: Online & Or In Print  

  • Prince William Living – online and in print
  • InsideNOVA – online and in print
  • Black DMV Magazine – online
  • The Virginia Black Business Directory, Holiday Gift Guide – online and in print
  • Poetry X Hunger Website – online
  • Newsletter for Triumph The Church Of The New Age International- online
  • Vision & Purpose Magazine – online and in print  
  • The Old Bridge Observer – in print
  • Shaquille Telford from The Black Wife Life invited Kim to write haiku. Kim was asked to describe Black joy using 17 syllables/haiku
  • Poetry X Hunger announced the release of “Poets Speak Back to Hunger: An e-Collection of Poems from Around the World.” One of Kim’s poems was included in this anthology

School Programs

  • 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 recited poetry and she was interviewed online by 2 students and an administrator of Graham Park Middle School (PWCS)
  • 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 up a poem up on the spot, based on the abstract words the students provided
  • Kim performed poetry for three 10th grade classes for (DCPS). Kim also critiqued students and gave them advice on fine tuning their presentations
  • Kim performed poetry and mentored students (middle and high school) for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince William County Chapter, Inc
  • Kim performed poetry, made up poems on the spot, and facilitated a poetry writing workshop for 4th and 5th graders of Jack and Jill of America Inc. PWC Chapter.
  • Kim performed poetry, had Q & A sessions and created poetry on the spot for several hundred 6th, 7th and 8th graders (PWCS students) Woodbridge Middle School
  • Kim performed poetry and had Q & A sessions for over a hundred 6th graders (DCPS students).

Church Programs

  • Kim performed poetry and spoke her truth online on Zoom and Facebook Live for Triumph The Church of the New Age – International
  • Kim recited her poem called Temple from Falling Leaves (Interfaith Poetry Anthology) online via Zoom. It was hosted by All Souls Church
  • Kim recited poetry (in person) at Christian Life Church Open Mic Night in Manassas, VA
  • Kim was the featured poet (online) at the 24th International Religious Congress
  • On Juneteenth Kim was the featured poet online for Bethel AME Church. Bethel is located in Montclair, VA

Libraries

  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library had a celebration of poetry. Inklings Writers Group and poets from our region recited their words. Kim recited a poem and a few haiku.
  • Kim shared her journey as an author and characteristics of her writing life as well as answer questions from the audience. Joy O’Toole and Central Rappahannock Regional Library have a great interactive online program.
  • Kim performed poetry, had a Q & A and made up poems on the spot: “Stump the Poet” at the Chinn park Regional Library in PWC, VA.
  • Kim recorded an online poetry reading for Prince William Public Libraries

Videos

  • A video Kim recorded was included in a program called a December to Remember by “Woman Of Wealth”
  • Kim created a video for Arlington County’s 52nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
  • 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
    • This video was also used in The Black History Month event for The Town of Dumfries
  • Kim created a bold video of a poem for Juneteenth for Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus.

Podcasts or Interviews

  • Kim read poetry and was interviewed online at What’s the Word by BLPS Network
  • Kim was interviewed on IG @blackgreekpoets as part of their Poet Laureate Series
  • Kim was interviewed and recited poetry on Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio
  • Kim was interviewed on Unconventional Leaders Podcast
  • Kim was interviewed on LinkedIn on Coffee With Bob
  • A podcast called “Stay At Home Mom? Yeah Right?” aired this week. Kim was the guest
  • Kim was a guest on a podcast called: The Authority Project Show. Her topic was bad branding for creatives
  • Kim was featured on The Win-Win Effect Podcast
  • Kim discussed “Writing Imagery” on Connie’s podcast called: Book Echoes Podcast


Social Media & Website Page

4 new accounts were created for Instagram, Twitter and Linked In and Clubhouse. Facebook & TikTok were rebranded.

1 new page created: http://www.kimbmiller.com/poet-laureate

  • Instagram: @pwcpoetlaureate2020
  • Facebook: @pwcpoetlaureate2020
  • Twitter: @pwcpoetlaur2020
  • Linked In and TikTok @iamkimbmiller
  • Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@poetlaureatekim

The preceding summary contains some of the the things Kim accomplished: Oct 2020-Oct 2021.

Nov. 2021

Publications -Nov 2021

Kim went to the unveiling of the Fall 2021 edition of Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine at Prince George’s Community College. Kim’s poetry is featured in the magazine (both the print and online version.)

Performances -Nov 2021

Kim performed poetry in person at Mr. Henry’s in DC at an open mic.

Activities -Nov 2021
  • Kim facilitated a class for teens at the 5th Annual Rappahannock Writers Conference. The conference took place at the University of Mary Washington- Stafford Campus.
  • Kim was a Poetry Specialist for DC Scores. She assisted 5 schools with their poetry and performances.
  • Kim had an open mic in conjunction with the Manassas Park City Library.
  • Kim facilitated a class on writing in conjunction with the Manassas Park City Library.
  • Kim went with the Creative Suitland Team, she an artist partner with this great organization, to a beautiful event. She went to the unveiling of the Fall 2021 edition of Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine at Prince George’s Community College. Kim’s poetry is featured in the magazine (both the print and online version.) She also recited some poetry.
  • Poetry Escaped was held on IG on Nov. 29.

Dec. 2021

Publications-Dec 2021
  • Kim was featured on WTOP: online and on the radio. 

Click their logo below for the online content.

Performances -Dec 2021
  • Kim was one of the authors showcased at PWCAC DST’s 12th Annual Red Carpet Showcase. Kim is not a member of this fantastic sorority.
  • Kim was the featured poet (in person) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Activities -Dec 2021
  • Kim was one of the four DMV Renaissance Award winners interviewed on IG.
  • Poetry Escaped was held on IG on Dec. 29.

Jan. 2022

Publications-Jan 2022

Kim is grateful to PW Perspective and DMV Business Crossing (BCN) for this unexpected gift. In the 2021 DMV Best Business Awards, Kim was awarded best in the Arts & Entertainment category.

  • Kim is a proud alumna of:

(This is their logo.) She was featured on their website talking about poetry and IT.

https://www.nvcc.edu/news/featured-articles/2021/poet-laureate-kim-b-miller.html

Performances -Jan 2022
  • Kim was the featured poet at McCall Studio Gallery/DMVISUAL LLC for their 5th Annual New Year Gala.
  • Kim was the featured poet in Arlington County’s MLK tribute. Click the picture below to view the event.
  • Kim performed poetry at an open mic on IG for DMV Renaissance Awards.
  • Kim was one of the poets who performed (in person) at Morrison House in Alexandria, VA:
Activities -Jan 2022
  • Kim was a Teaching Artist for DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She worked with DC high school students.
  • Kim facilitated a Writing To Wellness class For Women. This class is currently offered quarterly. C. Thomas created these series of workshops.
  • Kim went to the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center performed poetry and talked about how poetry is healing.
  • Kim facilitated a class for the Prince William Chapter of the NAACP. The class was on bio writing. This was for ACT-SO.
    • Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO).
  • Kim was one of the speakers at her alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, during their 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit.
  • Triumph The Church of the New Age International had a fascinating event called: Holistic Becoming: Cultivating Energy, Reason & Emotion. This was day 2 of Artists Speak: An Evening with Poet Laureate Kim B. Miller. Click the picture to watch the program:

Feb. 2022

Publications-Feb 2022
Performances -Feb 2022
  • Kim performed poetry at the Regency Women’s Club Luncheon, in Haymarket. This organization does great work in their community.
  • Kim recited a poem (online) for PWC’s Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. This was during their Black History Month Artist Talk with Mr. Brown.
  • Kim performed poetry online with other Black Poets Laureate for Black History Month.
  • Kim was the featured Teaching Artist at the Heritage Village Youth Network event. Young people from several countries were in attendance. Kim went over how to grow in poetry, how to build their brand and so much more.
  • Kim was the featured poet (in person) at Busboys & Poets Shirlington.
  • Kim performed poetry online in 4 Poets, a program hosted by Northern Virginia Community College. Kim is a proud alumna of Northern Virginia Community College.
  • Kim was the featured poet for residents of Four Seasons. (Four Seasons at Historic Virginia is a picturesque community comprised of over 1000 residents who enjoy an art filled lifestyle for active adults age 55+.) https://fb.watch/bkPxmDUcb6/
  • Kim was the featured poet at Celebrating our Heritage by Heritage Village Project.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets at the Black History Month Poetry Show for The Word Is Write.
  • Kim was honored to be a part of the 2022 Black History Month Program presented by the Town Of Dumfries.
  • Kim recited poetry at this fantastic Black History Program curated by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Kim was excited to perform poetry for this great online event. First Baptist of Vienna SWAP Ministry had a celebration for Black History Month.
  • Kim performed poetry in person at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky for “A Night of Excellence and The Extraordinary”. She was one of the featured poets.
Activities -Feb 2022
  • Kim was a Teaching Artist for DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She worked with DC high school students.
  • Kim was a Teaching Artist for the Prince William Chapter of the NAACP. This is for an inspiring program called: ACT-SO (Afro-Academic Cultural Technological & Scientific Olympics.
  • Kim facilitated a Writing To Wellness Class For Women (in person) at Prince George’s Community College. Writing To Wellness was created by C. Thomas.
  • Kim was a panelist, discussing book reviews.

Mar. 2022

Publications-Mar 2022

Kim is happy to be listed in the Virginia Poets Database: A Literary and Educational Resource.

https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/virginiapoets/northern/poets/9

Performances -Mar 2022
  • K[squared]²​ performed at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC.
  • Kim recited an original poem she wrote for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. This was for their inspiring 35 year anniversary. Harmonie Taddeo the Executive Director of WFCM, hosted this monumental event. Find more information about them:
  • K [squared]² showcased at the APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) National Convention in PA. They performed for colleges and universities from around the US!
Activities -Mar 2022
  • Thank you to Four Seasons at Historic Virginia for this great gift. I appreciate your love of poetry. All of the community members who attended and read made me feel welcome. Poetry is clearly in caring, talented hands. I’m also glad my poems resonated with you. I am pictured here with Vince Ogilvie.
  • Kim facilitated a poetry class for the students of the Manassas-Woodbridge Chapter, of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
  • This celebration was in honor of Women’s History Month. Kim invited women creatives (of all ages). Also featured were the 3 student finalists from the Student Spoken Word Contest sponsored by the Poetry Society of Virginia. Special thanks to Cathy Hailey the Northern Region Vice President.
  • The Old Dominion VA Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, hosted a virtual Women’s History Month Celebration called Lighting the Way to the Future.
    • They recognized several trailblazing women in Prince William County, Virginia who are the first to serve in their respective positions. The panelists discussed their rise to prominence and how their work is impacting the community and inspiring future generations.
    • Panelists included:
      1. Andrea Bailey: First African American woman to serve as Potomac District Supervisor and Vice-Chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors
      2. Michelle Davis-Younger: First African American Woman Mayor of the City of Manassas
      3. Charniele Herring: First African American to serve as the Majority Leader in the Virginia House of Delegates
      4. Dr. LaTanya McDade: First African American and Woman Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools
      5. Kim B Miller: First African American Poet Laureate of Prince William County
      6. Benita Fitzgerald Mosley: First American woman to win the 100-meter hurdles at Olympic Games
      7. Ingrid Parris-Hicklin: Moderator, Award-winning journalist, and Host of Ingrid’s World

Apr. 2022

Publications-Apr 2022

Voice of America – VOA did a documentary on Kim: Prince William County Poet Laureate. Kim would like to give a special thank you to the reporter: Faiza Elmasry and the camera/editor: Mike Burke. This is her segment:

To view to full video that aired Friday April 1 click here:

https://www.voanews.com/a/6511006.html?withmediaplayer=1

Performances -Apr 2022
  • Kim performed haiku and facilitated a haiku writing session at this great event.
  • The poetry group “Mental Graffiti” at Rochester Institute of Technology, invited Kim to perform and facilitate a haiku class. Kim is a proud alumna of RIT.
  • Kim recited haiku online at a “poetry cafe” for Minnie Howard Campus of Alexandria City High School. She got the opportunity to listen to fantastic high school poets!
  • Kim performed poetry online for eight, 6th grade classes simultaneously at Mayfield Intermediate School students which is located in Manassas, VA.
  • On another date, Kim performed poetry online for two, 6th grade classes simultaneously at Mayfield Intermediate School students which is located in Manassas, VA.
  • Kim recited poetry (in person) at a library program for Manassas City Public Schools in cooperation with the PWC Library System. It was a literacy festival called Manassas Reads. This was a great event!
  • Kim read poetry online for the Minnie Howard Campus of Alexandria City High School for their “Poetry Café”. The Poetry Club consists of 9th graders. Kim got to hear some great high school poets recite their poetry.
  • Kim performed poetry in person and facilitated a haiku class at KIPP DC College Preparatory in DC for their high school poetry group.
Activities -Apr 2022
  • Two of Kim’s haiku were included in a rotating marquee at an elementary/middle in Richfield, MN for National Poetry Month. The school is Seven Hills Preparatory Academy. Thank you to: Kimberly and the principal for including Kim’s words.
  • Kim was a judge for some Northern VA student finalists. The event was hosted at Northern Virginia Community College (Woodbridge Campus), in conjunction with the PWC Chapter of the NAACP for ACT-SO (Afro-Academic Cultural Technological & Scientific Olympics).

May 2022

Publications-May 2022
  • Kim went to the unveiling of Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine at Prince George’s Community College in MD. This magazine is produced by the college. 2 of her poems were accepted and included in this great magazine.
Performances -May 2022
  • A special thank you to the Poet Laureate of Maryland, Grace Cavalieri. Grace interviewed Kim on The Poet and the Poem. This is a show she hosts for the Library of Congress. .
  • Kim was interviewed and performed poetry online for the Poetry Society of Virginia for their inaugural show called Virginia Voices.
    • They are celebrating their centennial. It was curated by regional VPs Angela Dribben (Western) and Cathy Hailey (Northern).
  • Kim recited two poems at the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Arts Excellence – 2022.

First picture by Mike Beaty, second picture by Kelly Haneklau

Click here to watch the entire program.

Activities -May 2022
  • Kim is one of the project directors for Write Now: A Writing Circle For Women & Girls. This program is designed to provide a co-supportive space for female writers to create and grow. A part of the program is geared toward middle to high school students, including monthly club meetings with activities and field trips designed for students and accompanied by the project directors.
  • Kim performed poetry in person and facilitating a workshop on double entendres at KIPP DC College Preparatory in DC for their high school poetry group.
  • Kim performed at the Unity Vigil. It was a powerful event.
  • Kim was honored to write a poem and create a video for the Baha’i Conference in PWC.  The program focused on Building Vibrant Communities.
  • Kim facilitated Writing To Wellness TM. This class was created by C. Thomas.

June 2022

Publications-June 2022
  • Kim performed at the Seefeldt Awards last month. She was included in an article about the program:

Click here

Performances -June 2022
  • Kim was the featured poet online at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Poetry Jam.
  • Kim performed poetry in person at Juneteenth, Celebration Of Freedom.
Activities -June 2022

Kim facilitated a class and was a teaching artist for another class at the 5th Annual We The Girls Conference at Howard University in DC.

  • Poetry & Music Out Loud In the Park was soul deep! Kim was the host, poet, music memory dropper and she danced a little at the event. A special shout out to Herb Williams for creating this event. He was also the creative force that decorated the amphitheater. Shout out to the sponsors: Clearbrook Center for the Arts and Prince William Arts Council.
  • Kim was a judge for a poetry contest for the Young Invincibles: YI.

July 2022

Publications-July 2022

A special thank you to PW Perspective for this article.

Performances -July 2022
  • Kim performed poetry at Spilled Ink an open mic at Jirani Coffeehouse in Manassas.
Photo Credit: John Cowgill
Activities -July 2022
  • Kim hosted and performed at an open mic at Clearbrook Center of the Arts.
  • Kim facilitated a Writing to Wellness class online.
  • Kim is one of the project directors for Write Now: A Writing Circle For Women & Girls. This program is designed to provide a co-supportive space for female writers to create and grow. A part of the program is geared toward middle to high school students, including monthly club meetings. This month Kim facilitated a class on writing a hyperbole poem for the teens.