Kei Miller wins 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection

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We’re delighted to congratulate Next Generation Poet 2014, Kei Miller, who scooped this year’s Forward Prize for Best Collection at a London awards ceremony last week. Presented the honour by Chair of Judges, Jeremy Paxman, Miller was visibly lost for words and becomes the first poet of colour to win the award.

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, published by Carcanet, is largely based around a sequence of conversations between Rastaman and Cartographer and is his first book of poetry since A Light Song of Light, which was chosen by the Next Generation Poets 2014 Judges.

Liz Berry won the prize for Best First Collection for her debut, Black Country (Chatto & Windus) and Stephen Santus received the award for Best Single Poem with ‘In a Restaurant’. Read more

Kei will be reading in Cambridge on the Next Generation Poets Tour in November.

Visit Kei Miller’s Author Page to read his work and watch him read and talk about his influences in writing:

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