Deborah Kravitz Miller

Deborah Kravtiz Miller has written poetry since childhood. Mentored by parents whose demonstrations of kindness and compassion were present throughout their community, Deborah shared their sense of gratitude, and found ways to share it with others.

Deborah graduated from Campbell University in 1972 (B.A. Philosophy), and North Carolina State University in 1974 (M. Ed. Adult Education), She worked in mental health services for Wake County, and served as the Executive Director of Wake Enterprises, Inc., in Raleigh, NC for fourteen years. Deborah was a recipient of the Z. Smith Reynolds Sabbatical Grant.

For 30 years, she was a member of Quota International, Inc. Deborah’s currently a member of the Triangle Service Club, still serving her community with former Quota members and new members. She is a founding member of Covenant Christian Church(Disciples of Christ) in Cary, NC. She is also a member of the North Carolina Poetry Society.

In 1985 she began releasing individual poems in print, and in 2013, her first book, Remnants Of Strawberry Blonde, was published. Seven years later (2020), One for the Road (Poetry For Living) has been published by Nurturing Faith. Deborah shares her poetry in readings around NC. One of her favorite places is small-town libraries. Her poetry readings are more than a story to tell. People find themselves interacting among each other, sharing their responses to her writing.

“Miller’s new volume includes poems devoted to the praise of kindness, humane thought and action…a paean to familial love. These are pages to hug the heart.”
–Fred Chappell,
Poet Laureate of North Carolina
1997-2002

“Love lives in the heart of every poem in One for the Road.”
–Shelby Stephenson,
Poet Laureate of North Carolina
2015-2018

Perhaps the best promo is part of a letter I received the other day, from a friend I have not seen in 54 years:

“ You really have a way of putting the reader right where you are, feeling the joy and the pain and the sadness and the peace…it enriches the reader as it gives her new memories to add to her own, to make her own, to occupy her thoughts, and to search her soul. Well done, old Friend…”
Karen Johnston Morgan
Wilmington, NC

Deborah and her husband Jerry live in Cary. She’s famous for her chocolate pound cake, she and Jerry both love to travel, and are well-known for “Down East BBQ”, jewelry skills and fused glass art. They have two great children and enjoy being with their grandchildren (Jacob and Skye), as often as possible.

View Miller’s Nurturing Faith books below.