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Kei Miller Takes Up Residency at UWI

Kei Miller

Poet and author Kei Miller armed with his newly minted PhD and his constantly expanding literary repertoire, will be Writer in Residence in the Department of Literatures in English at UWI Mona. The residency will run for the upcoming semester.

Miller, who is currently the director of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Glasgow, will be teaching the department's creative writing course during his tenure at the UWI.

Miller will also be delivering the 2012 Phillip Sherlock Lecture, titled, 'If I Could Write This on Zinc I Would Write This on Zinc'. The lecture will take place at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI on February 25, 2012.

Miller will also be putting pen to his own creative output as he will be working on a new novel and new collection of poetry, augmenting his three collections of poetry and two novels. Miller’s first collection of poetry Kingdom of Empty Bellies was published in 2006 as was his first collection of Short stories Fear of Stones. The latter was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writing First Book Prize. His subsequent poetry collections are There is an Anger That Moves (2007) and A Light Song of Light (2010). His first novel, The Same Earth, was published in 2008 while his sophomore novel The Last Warner Woman was released in 2010.

Miller is also the editor of Carcanet's New Caribbean Poetry Anthology. He has been a visiting writer at York University in Canada, a Vera Rubin Fellow at Yaddo, and an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa.