Rememering Phil Miller, The Story of Fishbone

Dec 1, 2011

Poet and mentor Phil Miller believed that anyone can write a good poem who's willing to do the work. Join poets Randy Ratliff and Eve Ott as we remember Phil's determinedly democratic approach to poetry, and his contributions to the Riverfront Reading series.

Randy Ratliff, poet
Eve Ott, poet


The band Fishbone from South-Central LA has been called one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. Their music combined rock, punk, ska and funk, all while challenging racial stereotypes, and the political order of the music industry. The new documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone follows the band as they work to reclaim their musical legacy and debunk myths of young Black men from urban America.

Chris Metzler, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone