Kei Miller





Kei Miller


Born
in Kingston, Jamaica
October 24, 1978

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Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. He read English at the University of the West Indies and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Snow Monkey, Caribbean Beat and Obsydian III. His first collection of short fiction, The Fear of Stones, was short-listed in 2007 for the Commonwealth Writers First Book Prize. His first poetry collection, Kingdom of Empty Bellies, was published in March 2006 by Heaventree Press; his second, There Is an Anger That Moves, was published by Carcanet in October 2007. He is also the editor of Carcanet's New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology. He has been a visiting writer at York University in Canada, the Department of Library Service ...more

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The Last Warner Woman

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Augustown

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The Cartographer Tries to M...

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The Same Earth

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A Light Song of Light

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There Is an Anger that Moves

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Fear Of Stones And Other St...

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Writing Down the Vision: Es...

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New Caribbean Poetry: An An...

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Kingdom Of Empty Bellies

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“Maybe you shake your head, but let me learn a lesson right now: plenty knowledge is in this world. Enough knowledge that you can pick and refuse. And if you want, you can refuse to know plenty things, don't care how true those things be. I know things you does not know, and things you will never know. And it is sake of that - sake of this knowledge - that people have looked on me and called me old fool or crazy. They treat me like I is retarded. Imagine that. I is the idiot because I know what they don't know.”
Kei Miller, The Last Warner Woman

“After all, don't care how you want to sit there and deny the knowledge of River Mumma sitting on her rock - don't care how you deny the knowledge of fallen angels who can jump into your body as they please, or the knowledge of ancestors who sit beside your bed and watch when they not harkening on to the sounds of drumming - don't care how you deny any of it, all of it is still true. All of them things still exist, because them do not need the permission of your belief.”
Kei Miller, The Last Warner Woman

“Know this,
that lions who trod don't worry bout reaching Zion. In time
is Zion that reach to the lions.”
Kei Miller, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion



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