T. Miller is the voice of wounds exposed, and the healing balm of poetry applied to the human spirit. The passionate 27 year-old Detroit, MI native is a writer, performance poet, author, publisher dedicated activist, producer, actress and an aspiring motivational speaker. Since her debut, just over four years ago, Natasha has proven to be a poetical powerhouse. After one year on the performance circuit, in 2007, she was crowned Detroit Poetry Slam team’s Grand Slam Champion, and has been a member of four National Poetry Slam teams. She has also been a Women of The World Poetry Slam top five finalist three out of the last four years once ranking as high as the third female slam poet in the World. Natasha continued her impressive record by leading and coaching her own slam team to a championship at the 2010 Midwest Rustbelt Poetry Slam, where she also came out ranking #2 overall in the individual competition.
Natasha has awed audiences across the country at universities, festivals and numerous venues including slams and shows like the famous Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, Vancouver Poetry slam, Seattle poetry slam, Girl Fest Hawaii and Chicago’s Green Mill. She has premiered on stages with celebrity actors and comedians Oscar award winning Mo’nique, Star of the movie “Paper Hearts” Charlyne Yi, Brandon T. Jackson, actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, legendary poet Jessica Care Moore, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, and many more. Mo’Nique, impressed, personally invited Natasha to feature on her radio show. In 2010, she starred in a national commercial campaign for Sprite. In the same year, she released her solo spoken word album “Poetry for Change,” and featured in the stage play “The Revolution’s In The Ladies Room” produced by Jessica care Moore.
Natasha is the former ranking number 5 female slam poet in the World. In July of 2012 Natasha was one of the 12 Detroit performing artist selected out of hundreds to become a 2012 Kresge artist fellow and be rewarded with a fellowship, and prize of twenty five thousand dollars. She now produces the popular “Its Not About You” Poetry Slam Series. Recently she started her own publishing company “All I Wanna Say Publishing”, in 2010 she published her first book of quotes “Dreams Of A Beginner”, and in 2011 she published her second book “Coming Out of Nowhere” a Social Networking Memoir that allows readers to mentally and emotionally “log-in” to their favorite websites (Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube) and view the opinions of others on love, hate, suicide, tragedy, politics, religion, cyber-bullying, entertainment, mental illness, freedom of choice, homophobia, and all other things surrounding homosexuality by simply turning a page. She is currently working with famous writer and director Dream Hampton to produce her first documentary that focuses on prostitution and placement in the transgender community. Natasha uses her words to enlighten, create equality, imbue life, and most importantly spread love and peace in the tradition of great leaders before her.
“There are few performers who can captivate an audience as eloquently and confidently as T. Miller. We were extremely pleased with her show at Linfield College on Jan 10. From the moment she arrived, her humor, genuine, and overall welcoming presence was enjoyed by all.” – Linfield College (OR)
“We absolutely loved her! The students really responded to her. We couldn’t have been happier with her.” – Eastern Connecticut State University
“The event went better than the students even imagined as we have not had a spoken word artist here in a very long time…. it was very well received and T Miller was awesome to work with, flexible, and well received by the students. Thank you for your support and time making our program a success.” – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
“Just wanted to say that T. Miller’s performance last night was incredible! Everyone enjoyed it very much, it went smoothly, and the entire night was great.” - University of California, Santa Cruz
The “event went very well on Thursday! Being a new organization on campus, this event was the council’s greatest attended event to date! She brought a great crowd and the students who opened for her had an amazing time as well.” – Sacred Heart University
“T-Miller was amazing. Her workshop was brilliant and a great follow-up to the one we had the previous month. She has a great perspective and she is phenomenal at what she does. Students loved her and were able to open up to her because she is so open, funny, and charismatic. During the performance students shared some of their work and I attribute that to the above. I personally love her work, she is one of my favorite poets so I thoroughly enjoyed her performance. It was great to meet her again and have the opportunity to chat about writing, inspiration, and life. ” – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
” T. Miller’s performance was great! Like the first time we saw her at NACA she was simply amazing with her words. She was a wonderful addition to our Black History Month Programming and we most definitely look forward to having her back in the near future” – The College of Mount Saint Vincent
“Natasha was great! She was easy to work with; went out to dinner after with students and answered their questions; and, the audience loved her. One student said, “I never was into or understood poetry before; but, you made me appreciate what it can be.” She did a good balance of serious and humorous stuff.” – Pacific University
“T. Miller was FANTASTIC. We LOVED having her. She MCed our open mic perfectly and made the experience so much better. Her performance specifically was wonderful. She was funny, engaging, and the students loved connecting with her. I think they really appreciated her Q&A session after her performance. It was one of our more successful events.” – Trinity University
“T. Miller was absolutely amazing. She really captivated the audience. I have only heard great things from people that saw her, and I myself really enjoyed her poetry. From my experience she was the best person I have seen as a CPS event in a while. She was professional as well as relaxed.” – Eckerd College (FL)
“I have to say thank you, T. Miller was fantastic. It was a quieter night but she brought her A game and she was phenomenally well received. She was also a delight” - Roger Williams University (RI)
2012 NACA Northeast Showcase – Emcee
2012 NACA West Showcase – Emcee