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.

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.
  • 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).
  • 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:

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.
  • 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 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.
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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. If you live in DC, register to compete during the open mic or just register to listen. Kim is one of the featured Poet Laureates. Free event.
  • Kim was one of the featured poets at Tuesday’s Verses (outdoors) in Richmond, VA
Activities – Apr 2021
  • In April, on several dates, Kim will be performing poetry for several hundred 6th, 7th and 8th graders (PWCS students). (Private events. not open to the public. )
  • In April, on several dates, Kim will be performing poetry for over a hundred 6th graders (DCPS students). (Private events. not open to the public. )
  • Kim gave a presentation,, recited poetry and had a Q & A for the Life Long Learning Institute of Manassas
  • Thursday, April 15 at 7:15 PM EST, The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce Community Arts Spotlight, a new initiative which showcases extraordinary artistic talent within the Prince William County cultural community.
    • K [squared]² is a member of the Prince William County Arts Council and is one of four ensembles selected and featured in digital presentations as part of Hylton at Home.
    • 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 profoundly verbalizes her poems while Kelly creates her vivid interpretations in real time on the canvases. The end result is a powerful statement that leaves the virtual attendees thinking for days.
    • Kim B Miller is the Poet Laureate for Prince William County and an award-winning poet who has performed at many prestigious venues including the National Black Theater.
    • Kelly Haneklau is an anti-racist artist who is internationally published and has won awards for her visual artwork.
    • Together, Kim and Kelly join forces as K [squared]² in these moving visual and audio performances.
    • You can watch it on the Hylton’s YouTube page here on Thursday, April 15 at 7:15 PM EST. Free event.