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Kei Miller

Winner of The Forward Prize 2014 (Best Collection)
Named one of the Next Generation Poets 2014
Winner of the overall OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in 2017 for novel Augustown.

Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and broadcaster. His many books include the novel Augustown (Orion, 2016) and poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet, 2014) which won the Forward Prize. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to Literature. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and is a Professor in Creative Writing at Exeter University.

“Kei is doing something you don’t come across often: this is a beautifully voiced collection which struck us all with its boldness and wit. Many poets refer to multiple realities, different ways of observing the world. Kei doesn’t just refer, he articulates them”. – Jeremy Paxman

“The title, it’s so current, when we think about all these borders fidgeting and wriggling and changing. It questions our traditional idea of what poetry is because he has such a Jamaican voice and his love of rhythm and performance poetry is evident in his work.” – Cerys Matthews, Judge of the Forward Prize.