Rob Miles

Rob Miles is from Devon and lives in Yorkshire where he lectures in Hispanic culture and translation. His poetry has appeared widely or is forthcoming in magazines and anthologies such as Ambit, Orbis, The Interpreter’s House, York Literary Review, South Bank Poetry, Angle, The New European, Stand, The Anthology of Age and The Anthology of Love (both the Emma Press), The Garden (OWF Press), Remembering Oluwale, Yorkshire Poetry (Valley Press), and Ten Poems about Brothers (Candlestick Press). He’s won competitions including the Philip Larkin Prize, judged by Don Paterson, and the Resurgence Prize, judged by Jo Shapcott and Imtiaz Dharker. One of his poems has been chosen by Honouring the Ancient Dead to be offered to museums nationally for display with ancestral remains. Recently, Rob won the Candlestick Press Christmas Lights Poetry Competition, judged by Di Slaney and Katharine Towers to appear on postcards nationally, and he was highly commended in the Winchester Poetry Festival competition, judged by Sarah Howe. Other poems have been placed, commended or shortlisted in competitions including the Bridport, Guernsey, Wenlock, York, and Ilkley literature festivals, Live Canon, the Silver Wyvern, the Paterson/Poetry School, the Gregory O’Donoghue, and several times in the National Poetry Competition.