2022

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 PWC 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 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 and spoke 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
  • Kim was a speaker at A Night of Inspiration in Springfield, VA.
  • Kim recited haiku at an open mic at Jirani Coffeehouse in Manassas.
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 facilitated a week long writing camp for teens in DC at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library in DC.
  • Kim also facilitated a class for teens on writing a hyperbole poem.

Aug 2022

Publications-Aug 2022

One of Kim’s poems was included in Arts News.

Performances -Aug 2022
  • Kim read poetry at an open mic at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in DC.
Kim’s Performance Pictures by Sir Harvey
  • Kim was the featured poet at “Just Add Sound” at the Artemis in DC.
  • Kim was featured at Magic Mic Mondays at The Hideout in Springfield, VA.
  • Kim was the MC/host of the Back to Life Comedy Tour with Ellavate2Platinum Entertainment.
  • Kim performed poetry at Spilled Ink an open mic at Jirani Coffeehouse in Manassas.
  • Kim performed at the Jazz Black Business Social at Clearbrook Center of The Arts.

Activities -Aug 2022

  • Kim hosted an open mic at Clearbrook Center of The Arts.
  • Kim “formally” received an award from PW Perspective and DMV BCN at the DMV Business Crossing Network Annual Conference. She won the Best DMV Business Award in Arts & Entertainment (2021).
    • A group of teenagers attended and wrote about “being the change”. This group is hosted by Day Eight and the program is called Write Now – A Writing Circle for Women and Girls. Kim and Reil are project directors and teaching artists for this great group.
  • Kim facilitated a Writing to Wellness class online.

Sept 2022

Publications-Sept 2022

Kim’s poetry book was reviewed,  in conjunction with Day Eight’s February 2022 conference on “The Crisis in Book Review.” The DC Line worked with conference organizers on the New Book Reviewer Project, an initiative to grow the amount of local book reviewers. Morgan Musselman was the reviewer.

https://thedcline.org/2022/09/01/new-poetry-collections-contemplate-the-human-experience-via-music-rituals-and-exhortations/

Performances -Sept 2022
  • Kim performed poetry and answered questions online. Click the picture:
  • Kim performed at Arts Alive during Spilled Ink’s open mic.
Pic credit: John Cowgill
Activities -Sept 2022
  • Kim facilitated a Writing to Wellness class online.
  • Kim is the co-project director for a writing group for women and girls called Write Now – A Writing Circle for Women and Girls. There was a combined Day Eight celebration program and the girls read their poetry. Kim also read poetry and hosted part of the event.
  • Kim hosted an open mic at Clearbrook Center of The Arts.

Oct 2022

Publications-Oct 2022

One of Kim’s poems was included in Merge Literary Magazine.

https://www.mergeliterarymag.com/

Performances -Oct 2022
  • Kim recited poetry at Enough Cries for Domestic Violence Month. Maritza Gabriel created an insightful event.
  • Western Fairfax Christian Ministries had their 35th Anniversary Fall FUNdraiser. This ministry helps so many people. Kim read an original poem she wrote I wrote for them called Caring is Real.
  • Kim recited a poem at Centerville Day.
  • Kim performed her poem at Fighting Hunger: A Poetry Service which took place at Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation on World Food Day.
  • Kim performed poetry in the park for the 9th Annual Poetry & Spoken Word event hosted by NoVAC’s Arts & Letters Committee of Delta.
  • Kim performed at the Toast to Hope, Blue Tie Affair hosted by SCAN of NOVA. Find out more out their great work here: https://www.scanva.org
Activities -Oct 2022
  • Kim won! She is the 2022 DMV Renaissance Awards Haikuist Of The Year
  • Kim was on a panel on Career Day for teens at a community center. The event was for Parks & Recreations at MNCPPC (MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION).
  • StoryFest Live was a literary fest. Sean Murphy, 1455litarts and all the speakers were fantastic. If you know Kim, you know haiku were “served”. Kim was part of a poet laureate panel with Zeina and Holly.
  • Kim attended the the 2022 Sneaker Ball featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff which was part of the ByBlack Conference powered by U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.(USBC) and National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), and presented by American Express on October 19-21, 2022 hosted at the MGM National Harbor Oxon Hill. 
  • Kim hosted an open mic at Clearbrook Center of The Arts.
  • Kim performed and was a teaching artist at Divine Diamonds, Mentorship Retreat.

Nov 2022

Publications-Nov 2022

Kim’s poem was acknowledged in a blog:

https://tapoetexpress.blogspot.com/2022/11/artist-poet-bios-alleviating-hunger.html

Performances -Oct 2022
  • Kim recited poetry at the Takoma Park Community Center.
Activities -Nov 2022
  • Kim performed poetry and she facilitated a workshop, titled Indie Authors at the Rappahannock Writers’ Conference 2022: Grow.
  • Kim hosted an open mic at Clearbrook Center of The Arts.