Bio

Isaac Ginsberg Miller is a scholar, poet, and educator. He is currently a PhD candidate in African American Studies at Northwestern University, where he is also a member of the Poetry and Poetics Graduate Cluster. Prior to beginning his PhD, Isaac worked for ten years as a teaching artist in the Bay Area, Detroit, and New York City with Youth Speaks, InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Detroit Future Schools (now People in Education), the James and Grace Lee Boggs School, and Urban Word NYC. Isaac earned an MFA in poetry at NYU, where he was a Goldwater Fellow. Additionally, he has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Blue Mountain Center, the Ragdale Foundation, Can Serrat, the Poetry Incubator, and the Northwestern University–SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program. His critical work appears or is forthcoming in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, The American Poetry Review, Chicago Review, Berkeley Journal of SociologyEnglish Journal and To Light a Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in journals such as CallalooThe Collagist, Colorado Review, Contrary Magazine, Muzzle Magazine, Propter NosSalamander, Sonora Review, The Shallow Ends, Tupelo Quarterly, Vinyl, Watershed Review, and Zone 3, as well as the anthologies A People’s Atlas of Detroit and Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living. His chapbook Stopgap won The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Chapbook Contest, and will be published in 2019.

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