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  E. Ethelbert Miller
E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist and both his writing and other work credentials testify to the meaning of that term. He is the board chairperson
E. Ethelbert Miller
of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer's Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Mr. Miller is the author of numerous books of poetry, including How We Sleep On the Nights We Don't Make Love and Love Poems for Dictators. His work has been included in many of the most distinguished of anthologies, including The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry and Trouble the Water, 250 Years of African American Poetry.

Space Is the Place

E. Ethelbert Miller
Love is the last planet in our solar
system. Your heart crying like the
rings of Saturn. How can we believe
in stars in this darkness? I watch
the sky for your return. Inside my
hands nothing but gravity.

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