London, England, CMC – Jamaican poet, Kei Miller, is the recipient of the prestigious Forward prize for the best poetry collection of 2014.
Miller’s book, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, took the prize of £10,000.
Eight years after the publication of his first collection, Miller has produced two novels, a short story collection, three more poetry collections and a book of essays and prophecies.
The Forward Prizes for Poetry, now in the 23rd year, are the premier accolades in the UK and Ireland for established and emerging poets.
All the shortlisted poets are included in the 23rd annual Forward Book of Poetry, containing the judges’ choice of the year’s best poems.