Two Jamaican Poets read at University of Glasgow, Tanya Shirley and Kei Miller, 5th March

two jamaican poets

Hugh Fraser Room, University of Glasgow, Wolfson Building, University Avenue G12 8QQ

Tanya Shirley

Tanya Shirley was born and lives in Jamaica. She is a graduate student and teacher in the Department of Literatures at UWI, Mona. She was awarded an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, USA.

Her work has appeared in Small Axe and The Caribbean Writer and in New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology (ed. Kei Miller, Carcanet, 2007.

Her book She Who Sleeps With Bones was named a 2009 Jamaican bestseller

Kei Miller

Message from Kei Miller: “Dear Glaswegians, do come out for this event! As I’ve said, I can’t swear for the ‘Kei Miller’ dude, but Tanya Shirley is one of the most amazing readers ever. . . Public is invited.”

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 Services in the British Virgin Islands and a Vera Ruben Fellow at Yaddo, and currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

Kei Miller Carcanet Press

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