Artists in the age of Trump
By Lavanya Ramanathan
July 27th, 2017
E. Ethelbert Miller (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) E. Ethelbert Miller, 66
Poet, author and former commissioner for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He has received several fellowships and awards, including the D.C. Mayor’s Arts Award.
If you’re an engaged citizen, you stay engaged, regardless of who wins an election. My poem (“This Is What I Want to Tell You”) was an outgrowth of me just happening to see an old friend who happened to be an immigration lawyer. And as we were talking about what was going on, he made reference to a case he was handling in Virginia. They are arresting people right here.