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With years of college and career moves in the past, Denise Amodeo Miller renewed her childhood love of writing in Fall 2006. That's when she joined a local writers group and then became an organizer of that terrific and talented assembly.
Soon after, her poem "The Richness of Beef" won the Second Place award in Sol Magazines Winter 2007 Poetry Contest: http://pages.prodigy.net/sol.magazine/sol07winter.htm
In June 2008, "Vittles and Tea" won First Place in the 2008 Gulf Coast Poets Poetry Competition. http://gulfcoastpoets.info/ found in the June 2008 Poetry Chronicles
The Write Now Project was a month and a half long daily poetry undertaking that Denise was invited to participate in September 2008. At the end of the duration, several of her poems were placed in competition against the other particapants. Her poem "Blood Boost Blood" was pronounced a First Place winner of the Volunteers Poem catagory. http://sol-magazine-projects.org/pww/WriteNow09-2008.pdf
Many of her poems also appear in the Trees of Surprise Anthology, and Nickel City Nights, Empty Shoes: An Anthology of Poems on the Hungry and the Homeless, Tangent Magazine, the 2010 Buffalo Anthology and Week 7 of Occupy Poetry at http://peopleslibrary.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/poetry-anthology1.pdf .
She has performed her poetry at Buffalo's Largest Live Poetry Event: Urban Epiphany and many other area venues. She organized a series of literary reading events at The 2009 Buffalo Infringement Festival. You can hear these and other live readings through a link on this site.
While her passions move her to poetry, she has begun focusing on photography, recycling artistry and other forms of writing.
A small sample of her work is found on the Poetry Page.
In 2007, she became an active member of the Rooftop Poetry Club
You can hear Denise's live reading at Urban Epiphany ~ Buffalo's Largest Live Poetry event and other venues, by clicking on the link to the left.
You can watch her reading at Urban Epiphany in 2008 on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QddUn1p0KzY
Tangential Readings @ 464
Open Mic Poetry & Prose. Featuring local poet and photographer, Denise Amodeo Miller. Reading starts at 7 pm, 6:30 sign-up for readers. Free wine (with proper ID), beverages and snacks. Bring a friend or two or ten! Come for the wine, the art and the poetic musings of local writers. 464 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. (www.mindweb.us) View Website
Denise was featured at The Screening Room, Sheridan and Bailey, Amherst, NY, May 20th, 2009 where she debuted her new book, Force Beyond Lace, published by Gary Earl Ross of The Writer's Den. http://www.angelfire.com/journal/garyearlross/
The Stop Look and Listen Series, at the Impact Artist Gallery, 2495 Main Street, Suite 545, Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 20, 2009
Denise is a regular open reader at The Screening Room on the third Wednesday at 7:30 pm, and pops in at many other Buffalo, NY area readings.
Past Special Events:
The Infringement Festival ran July 23rd thru Aug 2nd, 2009. Denise produced a reading series at the festival entitled : The Creative Well: Well Spoken, featuring herself and other members of the Buffalo Writers Group. The show was a great success! It ran SUNDAY JULY 26th, 8pm at Gateway Gallery, 141 Elmwood Ave. and THURSDAY JULY 30th,7pm at Rust Belt Books