For Your Grammy Consideration

About The Poet

Ethelbert Miller is a poet, teacher and literary activist. Miller is on the board of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive multi-issue think tank, and has served as director of the African American Studies Resource Center at Howard University for more than two decades. He is the author of 13 books of poetry and two memoirs, the editor of Poet Lore magazine, and the host of the weekly WPFW morning radio show On the Margin.

About the SaulPaul

I’m a bridge builder. I build communities and then I build bridges and connect them to each other. I recently played producer on this spoken word poetry album with that intention in mind. The poetry is important and the poet is powerful. It’s simply titled Black Men are Precious. Take a listen.

About the Album

Ethelbert Miller shares 11 powerful poems set to a backdrop of live music. SaulPaul says, “As a producer, the most challenging choice was music or no music. We decided to go with musical accompaniment and it worked out amazingly. The music serves as the perfect backdrop. It’s the same approach I bring to my personal projects. It’s all about the words and the music accentuates and highlights!’