Miller, Kei

About Kei Miller

Biography (The Poetry Archive)

Biography (Peepal Tree Press)

“Jamaican Kei Miller Wins OCM Bocas Prize.” Bocas Lit Fest, 2017

Armitstead, Claire. “Kei Miller: ‘My Productivity is Linked to What Could be Called a Disability’.” The Guardian, 2014

Davies, Caroline. “Kei Miller Wins Forward Poetry Prize.” The Guardian, 2014

Kelly, Daviot. “A Servant of His Pen: Dr Kei Miller – From UWI Dropout to Rex Nettleford Fellowship Awardee.” Jamaica Gleaner, 2013



Leonard, Dominic. “In Nearby Bushes.” TLS, no. 6104, Mar. 2020

Lee, John Robert. “The Poetry of Kei Miller.” PN Review, vol. 46, no. 6, July 2020

White, Ashanti. “Augustown.” Library Journal, vol. 142, no. 7, Apr. 2017

Augustown.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 264, no. 11, Mar. 2017

Duff, Valerie. “Mapping Kei Miller’s Zion.” The Critical Flame, vol. 34, Feb. 2015

Hong, Terry. “Augustown.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 14, Mar. 2017

White, Ashanti. “The Last Warner Woman.” Library Journal, vol. 137, no. 3, Feb. 2012

O’Callaghan, Evelyn. “Writing States of Independence: Erna Brodber and Kei Miller.” Kunapipi, vol. 34, no. 2, 2012

Newson-Horst, Adele S. “The Last Warner Woman.” World Literature Today, vol. 86, no. 3, May 2012

Le Gendre, Kevin. “The Same Earth, by Kei Miller.” Independent, 23 Oct. 2011

Frederiksen, Lynn E. “Kei Miller’s Debut Novel.” Caribbean Writer, vol. 23, Jan. 2009

Brigley, Zoe. “Kingdom of Empty Bellies.” Ready Steady Book, 13 Apr. 2007



Romdhani, Rebecca. “(Re)Locating Madness and Prophesy: An Interview with Kei Miller.” Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge, Ledent et al. (eds.), 2018

Wachtel, Eleanor. “An Interview with Kei Miller.” Brick, vol. 101, 2018



Woolf, Karen McCarthy. “Hybrid Hierophanies: Where Rastafari Meets Religious Ecology in Kei Miller’s The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.” Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, vol. 3, no. 1, Jun. 2019

Lê, Aimée. “Without the Text at Hand: Postcolonial Writing and the Work of Memorisation.” Poetry and Work: Work in Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Poetry, Walton and Luker (eds.), 2019

Alonso Alonso, María. “The Rhetoric of Movement: Exploring the Art of Mapping in Kei Miller’s The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.” Océanide, vol. 11, 2019

Wójcik, Bartosz. “‘Under the Saltire Flag’: Kei Miller’s Spatial Negotiations of Identity.” The Poetics of Space and Place in Scottish Literature, Szuba and Wolfreys (eds.), 2019

Romdhani, Rebecca. “Minor Genres and Marginal Realities: Kei Miller’s Blog Posts and Facebook Notes.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 54, no. 1, 2018

O‘ Callaghan, Evelyn. “Migrant Madness or Poetics of Spirit? Teaching Fiction by Erna Brodber and Kei Miller.” Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge, Ledent et al. (eds.), 2018

Alonso, María Alonso. “The Caribbean.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 50, no. 4, Dec. 2015

Wójcik, Bartosz. “‘Your Journey, Even When Bumpy,/Will Be Sweet’: Jamaica in Kei Miller’s A Light Song of Light.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 23, no. 1–2, Apr. 2015

Lamount, Amorella. “Reading Revival Sounds: Kei Miller’s The Last Warner Woman.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 20, no. 1, Nov. 2011

Harrison, Sheri-Marie. “The Caribbean.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 42, no. 4, Dec. 2007



Autobiography/Life Writing

By the Rivers of Babylon (2017)

The Last Warner Woman (2010)



Augustown (2016)

The Same Earth (2008)


Short Story Collections

Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies (2013)


Poetry Collections

In Nearby Bushes (2019)

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 (2005)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“If I Could Write This on Zinc, I Would Write It on Zinc.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 49, no. 3, 2014

“Poetry in the Age of Hypermedia (or - an Introduction to the Hyperpoem).” Wasafiri, vol. 29, no. 3, 2014

“Government Cows.” Iowa Review, vol. 38, no. 2, 2008

“‘But in Glasgow, There Are Plantains‘.” International Journal of Scottish Literature, vol. 4, 2008

“Calabash, Broken.” Caribbean Writer, vol. 18, Jan. 2004

“The Shaman’s Prayer.” Caribbean Writer, vol. 17, Jan. 2003


Audio and Audiovisual Material

poetryEast with Kei Miller, Interviewed by Maitreyabandhu. YouTube, 20 Aug. 2020

Outriders Africa: Meet Kei Miller, Edinburgh International Book Festival. YouTube, 13 Feb. 2020

Kei Miller Interviewed by Elleke Boehmer. YouTube, 14 Oct. 2019

“Jamaican Letters”, Marlon James, Nicole Dennis-Benn and Kei Miller in Conversation. YouTube, 26 Sep. 2019

Biographical Video About Kei Miller. YouTube, 17 May 2018

Interview With Kei Miller. YouTube, 11 Sep. 2014

Kei Miller Reads 'Unsung'. YouTube, 11 Sep. 2014

Kei Miller Reads 'The Longest Song'. YouTube, 11 Sep. 2014

Kei Miller reads 'The Law Concerning Mermaids'.YouTube, 11 Sep. 2014

Kei Miller – New Poems. YouTube, 27 Mar. 2013

Kei Miller – 'Jamaica'. YouTube, 26 Jul. 2012

Kei Miller and Carolyn Forché in Conversation. YouTube, undated