Renowned Poet to Give Wolf Lecture at Mount Union

ALLIANCE – Mount Union University will host this year’s Wolf Conference on October 14.

E. Ethelbert Miller will speak at 7:00 p.m. on October 14 at Brush Performance Hall.

Miller is a writer and literary activist. He is the author of two memoirs and several books of poetry, including “The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller”, a comprehensive collection representing over 40 years of his work.

Miller will present “Writing Poetry and Asking Questions: The Journey of an African-American Writer.”

His poetry has been translated into nearly a dozen languages.

For 17 years he was editor of “Poet Lore”, the oldest poetry magazine published in the United States. Miller is a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Israel. He holds an honorary doctorate in literature from Emory and Henry College and has taught at several universities.

Miller hosts WPFW’s weekly morning radio show “On the Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller” and is host and producer of “The Scholars” on UDC-TV, which received a 2020 Telly Award.

Miller is a board member of the DC Collaborative for Humanities and Education, The Inner Loop, and Folger Shakespeare Poetry. Miller received the American Library Association’s 2019 Black Caucus Literary Award for Poetry for his book “If God Invented Baseball.” His latest book is When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery and Other Baseball Stories.

Tickets are free, but mandatory. Please visit to order tickets.

The Wolf Conference

The John and Eleanor Mincks Wolf Conference in Music Education and English was established with donations in 1999 and 2009 to honor the memory of John ’47 and Eleanor (Mincks) Wolf. John Wolf was a music teacher for 30 years in the Strongsville City School District. Eleanor Wolf was an English and Latin teacher in the Richfield and Highland school districts. Endowment fund distributions are used to bring professionals in the disciplines of music education or English to campus.

Angela C. Hale