Kim B Miller

Kim is Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia Poet Laureate Emerita. She is the First (and only) African American Poet Laureate for that region. Kim is a spoken word poet who has performed nationally in person and internationally online. Her poems have been published in African Voices magazine, an international haiku anthology, a DC newspaper, a hunger anthology and several websites and books. Kim performed at The National Black Theater, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, University of Pikeville (in Kentucky) and many other venues.

Kim is the 2023 DMV Renaissance Awards Haikuist of The Year and Female OG of the Year. Kim is the 2022 DMV Renaissance Awards Haikuist of the Year. Kim received the 2023 and 2021 DMV Best Business Award in the category of Arts & Entertainment. Kim is also the 2021 DMV Renaissance Awards “Haikuist” of the Year. 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. Those are a few of her awards. For a fill list of her awards click here.

Kim is a teaching artist and a facilitator. She creates and develops her own training material. Her interactive workshops are fun and informative. She facilitated a workshop at the University of California, Berkeley and online for Google.

Kim’s a keynote speaker. She cultivates acknowledgment so growth can begin. She uses her words to connect people to their strength. She was one of the commencement speakers at Bard High School Early College DC.

Kim is the host of a podcast called Poetically Thinking.

She is the author of several books.

Kim’s Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Kim performed nationally in person and internationally online.

Dayton, Ohio

Troy, New York

Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC

Audi Field, DC 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Denver, Colorado

Army Navy Country Club, VA

La Peña Cultural Center, California

TheARC Theatre, DC

National Black Theatre, NY

University of California Berkeley 

South Carolina

Spit Fire in Philly, PA

Queens Literary Festival. Long Island City, NY

SWAMM in California

Charlotte, North Carolina  

University of Pikeville, Kentucky

Prince George’s Community College, MD

Karma DC Live Music Venue, Washington, DC
 
 
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Kim is a proud alumna of:

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Kim is the First African American Poet Laureate of Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park, VA
Oct. 2020 – Oct 2022.
 

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Kim’s Awards 

For all of Kim’s Awards

Poems


One of Kim’s poems was published in an eBook by Poetry X Hunger called Poets Speak back to Hunger,  June 2021.

https://www.poetryxhunger.com/hunger-poems/poem-by-kim-b-miller


One of Kim’s poems was on exhibit online at the Athenaeum Gallery as part of their: Speak Your Truth/Black Lives Matter initiative., Oct 1, 2020-

Direct Link:

https://www.nvfaa.org/speak-your-truth?pgid=kfmm95oa-4825bd79-0d1a-4839-a8b5-09ad5e6814a6

Initiative Link:

https://www.nvfaa.org/speak-your-truth



Kim’s poem was highlighted as a stand out part of the ‘Speak Your Truth Black Lives Matter” exhibit at the Athenaeum Gallery in the Metro Weekly Magazine, Oct 2020

https://magazine.metroweekly.com/books



One of Kim’s poems was published in the Washington City Paper (online and in print) in June 26, 2020.

Click the picture below to a link to the online version.

This picture belongs to Washington City Paper not Kim B Miller.



One of Kim’s haiku was published in this international  haiku anthology in Oct 2019.

Hog Wild is an anthology of 46 pig poems by 40 haiku poets from all over the world, in celebration of the Year of the Pig. Proceeds will go to Farms Not Factories, a charity in the UK. (This information is from the page where you can order the book) Click Here



Several of Kim’s Haiku were published in African Voices Magazine in Summer/Fall 2018.



One of Kim’s Haiku were published in Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine in July 2017.  
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Poetry Mentor

  • Kim is invested in helping “future poets” develop their  skills. She mentors students in elementary, middle school and high school.
  • Kim facilitates workshops for students to show them how to improve how they write and recite poetry & monologues.
  • She also mentors adult poets.  

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Parent Advocate

  • She is vehement about helping moms and dads parent together, even if they are in pain themselves.
  • She’s been featured on WLIB, KD Bowe Morning Show with Denise Hill, giving advice and guidance to callers with questions on parenting.
  • She facilitated workshops and was part of an author’s panel at Hueman Bookstore in Harlem, NY
  • Her parenting alienation book released in 2007 was titled: How To Love Your Kids More Than You Hate That Man.  
  • She facilitates parenting classes for Prince William County  in VA.

Kim’s articles have appeared in magazines and other parenting publications, including several websites:

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Motivational Speaker 

  • Kim was one of the commencement speakers for Bard High School Early College DC.
  • Kim was one of the key note speakers on a webinar titled: Changing your Vision.
  • Kim facilitated an online “Women are Art” webinar to empower women.
  • Kim spoke at the Hotel RL in Baltimore. Her topic: Fear, doubt and haters can only win if you give them the victory.
  • She’s an empowering motivational speaker that touches the heart, mind and soul. Her words can inspire you toward greatness.
  • Kim mentors adults. She believes encouragement is a gift that we all possess but sometimes we don’t offer this gift as often as it is needed.

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Facilitator

  • Kim  facilitated a workshop for University of California Berkeley.
  • Kim is one of the facilitators of a poetry class at a women’s prison. 
  • Kim facilitates classes on a variety of topics: 
    • Parenting
    • Poetry
    • Self Publishing
    • Branding
    • Empowering Women
    • Overcoming Fear
    • Christian Life
    • Etc…….

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Host

Kim hosts events:
  • Kim is the host of a monthly open mic called Speak Into Existence Open Mic.
  • Kim is the host of a Podcast called Poetically Thinking.  
  • Kim was the host of a monthly online event called Poetry Escaped,.
  • She was the host for an open mic for Speak Peace Entertainment in Woodbridge, VA.
  • She hosted a variety show at the National Black Theater in NY.
  • Kim hosted a private event at the Officer’s Club in VA.
  • She will engage the audience!    

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Spoken Word Poet 

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  • Poetry is her form of breathing and she breathes deeply. Kim  wants you to see her truth as she paints a vivid picture with words.
  • She was the featured poet at several venues, churches and programs in NY, MD, DC, VA, SC, PA, CA, CO, NC, KY.
  • She also performed in an off Broadway production at the National Black Theater in Harlem, NY and the Hylton Performing Arts in  VA.
  • Kim had two, one woman poetry shows at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC.
  • Kim performed at 2 campuses for Northern Virginia Community College: Woodbridge and Annandale 
  • Kim has several spoken word poetry books, CD and she has an online store of her products. 

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Author

For more information on all of Kim’s books click here.

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New York

Kim is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. Her family later moved to Roosevelt, Long Island, NY. She remained in NY until moving to Prince William County, VA.
Kim went to college at Rochester Institute of Technology where she graduated with a BS in Business Administration. She earned an AAS in Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College. 
She is married and has 4 children: 2 added to her heart through marriage and 2 she had in a previous marriage. She has two siblings: a sister and a brother. Her brother and dad are deceased.

Kim’s Personal Story:

Kim’s family lived in the projects (low income housing) in Brooklyn, NY.  After her brother died they left Brooklyn and moved to their own home in Long Island, New York.
Kim was a horrible speller in elementary school and she didn’t really like English. Math was her favorite subject. She excelled in math. 
Her parents were hard workers who believed education was the key to growth. Her mom was a Licensed Practical Nurse (she retired) and her dad was a retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force Officer. 
Kim never thought of herself as a poet. She didn’t know a lot about poetry growing up. Her first love was dance.
If you would have told Kim back then that words would be her gift, tied to her joy, her main form of expression, she would have laughed, hard!
It’s not where you start. It’s where you grow to finish! Dream big! Do you!

k is a Christian and she believes thinking is her oxygen, words are her blood and the Lord provides both.

Additional past performances:

Performing poetry & storytelling:

Additional past performances

Emcee/host:

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Facilitator/Speaker

Speaker at the Hotel RL Baltimore

Social Media Handles:

  • IG:
    • pwcpoetlaureate2020 (most active)
    • iamkimbmiller
  • FB: pwcpoetlaureate2020
  • TikTok: iamkimbmiller
  • Clubhouse: poetlaureatekim
  • LinkeIn: iamkimbmiller
  • YouTube: iamkimbmiller

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Testimonies

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As an Event Planner I had the opportunity to hire Kim as a featured Poet at some of my events held in Dale City and Washington DC and she was a big hit!  Everyone loved Kim’s unique poetry style and the bold confidence.  Her poetry makes you think, smile and even laugh.  Her positive spirit is infectious.  

Along with undeniable talent, Kim has always been an absolute joy to work with.  She’s very talented and has a great passion for the arts.  She always manages to foster positive discussions and brings the best out of others that she meets.  

Anastasia Peace, Speak Peace Entertainment



“I’ve drooled over Kim’s haiku poems for months and when she finally set up this class I was excited. I learned several new things about haiku and fell in love with it a little more.  She also gave us unexpected and great tips for how to incorporate poetry into our talks and speeches, as well as how to market our poetry. This class was super informative and a lot of fun. Highly recommend you take some time to learn from Kim the next time she offers this class! 

Laura Di Franco, Owner of Brave Healer Productions 



Kim is an excellent motivational speaker. She gets right to the heart and speaks about issues in a way that gets you going, moves your spirit and makes you think. Sometimes she will bring you to tears and sometimes you are just left with your mouth hanging open! All I can say is you MUST experience Kim! She will not disappoint!

Audrey Witherspoon



The word “EXTRAORDINARY” does not do this talented woman any good, she goes beyond “EXTRAORDINARY” truly blessed by the BEST. Mrs. Miller’s (Kim B.) poetry has touched many lives and will continue. Kim, keep on writing, sharing, and blessing everyone. Indeed, I AM as well as others are very fortunate to know you.  

S. Bennett