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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Pamela Miller  

Pen Name: 


Born: 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland

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Illinois Connection

Miller grew up on the South Side of Chicago and now lives on the North Side of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pamela Miller has been writing and performing poetry for more than 30 years. During this time, she has published four books of poems. She has won three Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, and her work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including ''The Paris Review'', ''Pudding'', ''Wicked Alice'', ''The MacGuffin'', ''blossombones'', Poetry ''Super Highway'', ''Concho River Review'', ''OVS'', ''Free Lunch'', ''After Hours'', ''The Great American Poetry Show 2'', and ''How to Read a Poem''.

Published Works

  • Fast Little Shoes, The Erie Street Press, 1986
  • Mysterious Coleslaw, Ridgeway Press, Rosevill, 1993
  • Recipie for Disasster, Mayapple Press, 2003
  • Miss Unthinkable, Mayapple Press, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fast little shoes /
ISBN: 094258211X. OCLC Number:

Erie Street Press,. Oak Park, IL :. ©1986.

Mysterious coleslaw /
ISBN: 1564390209. OCLC Number:

Ridgeway Press,. Roseville, Mich. :. 1993.

Recipe for disaster :
ISBN: 093241219X. OCLC Number:

Mayapple Press,. Saginaw, MI :. ©2003.

Miss unthinkable :
ISBN: 1936419262. OCLC Number:

Mayapple Press,. Woodstock, NY :. 2013.



Miller has won awards from the Illinois Arts Council, the Feminist Writers Guild, the Jo-Anne Hirshfield Poetry Awards, Rambunctious Review and the Frieda Stein Fenster Memorial Poetry Awards.

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