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Kei Miller is a Jamaican writer and poet. He has published four volumes of poetry, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (2014), A Light Song of Light (2010), There Is an Anger That Moves (2007), Kingdom of Empty Bellies (2006), and two novels, The Last Warner Woman (2010), The Same Earth (2008), a collection of short stories, Fear of Stones and Other Stories (2006), and the collection of essays, Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies (2013). He has also edited New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology (2007). He won the Jamaica Observer Literary Prizes for fiction and poetry in 2002 and, in 2007, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the category of Best First Book (Canada or Caribbean). In 2014, Kei was shortlisted for the international Dylan Thomas Prize, named one of the Next Generation Poets, and won both the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Non-fiction) for Writing Down the Vision, and the Forward Prize for Poetry for The Cartographer Tries to Map A Way to Zion.

More resources:

Click here to purchase books by Kei Miller.

Visit Kei Miller’s blog.

Learn more about Kei Miller at Carcanet Press’s website.

Read The Caribbean Review of Books‘s review of A Light Song of Light.

Read The Independent‘s review of The Same Earth.

Read Star Tribune‘s review of The Last Warner Woman.

Read Iota‘s interview, and the poems For the girl who died by dancing and In praise of the revolutionary properties of ice cream, but in particular, the flavour Chunky Monkey.

Read Susumba‘s article.

Read Kei Miller’s articles for The CRB, “The texture of fiction” and “Literature from where I stand, or rather sit; no, make that stand . . .

Watch the Literature in Real Time project’s interview on The Last Warner Woman.

Watch the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa‘s “On the Move: Interviews with Writers” interview, and read The University of Iowa’s News Services news release.

Listen to Kei Miller’s poetry on The Poetry Archive.

Listen to Caribbean Free Radio‘s podcast interview with The CRB‘s Nicholas Laughlin.

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion