ADAM DAVID MILLER
Keep Sending Love Out
For years, Adam David Miller has taught composition, creative writing and poetry, in schools, colleges, community and senior centers, throughout the United States.
Working as a teacher consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project (NWP), Miller brings his insights and experiences to those who are teachers of writing, as well.
He is available to read from his poetry or memoir, and to discuss the art of writing.
In June 2012, Adam David Miller was invited to participate in a classroom discussion of his book Ticket to Exile at Merced College's extension in Los Banos, California.
In 2009, Adam David Miller was welcomed as a returned exile after 70 years to his hometown of Orangeburg, South Carolina, for his first official presentation at Claflin University. Miller gave a public reading from his memoir Ticket to Exile, visited classes, and conducted a colloquim of the English faculty and graduate students.He also visited South Carolina State University and visited a class and read from Ticket, and held a discussion with the Honors Society about his book. Then, he visited the Avery Research Center in Charleston, read from Ticket and conducted a questions-and-answers seminar.
In Summer 2009, Adam David Miller participated in a program at CHA house in Berkeley, working with high school students from the southern Central Valley, including Coalinga, Avenal and Huron, kids who would not otherwise have access to professional writers, journalists, scientists, musicians, and others. The program aims to encourage the students development, both academically and socially, as they prepare for college.
This year, Adam David Miller was invited to read from his memoir Ticket To Exile at the South Carolina Book Festival held in February 2009 in Columbia,South Carolina. On April 6, 2009, Miller spoke to students, staff, faculty and community of the Santa Rosa Junior College in northern California.
KEEP SENDING LOVE OUT
Keep sending love out
where the heart clutches and the soul sings.
Keep sending love out,
into the lighted dark,over the fog swept sea,
or where it runs the risk of dying dusty death.
Send it where there may not be an echo,
no return. Send love, that magic portent,
that drug of madness, the poet's bane, some fool's delight.
Send it where it has never been, a new address.
Keep sending, sending, sending. . . .
-from Land Between: New and Selected Poems by Adam David Miller