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Kei Miller wins Forward poetry prize


Judges praise Millers distinctive voice as The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way To Zion takes £10,000 prize

The Jamaican poet Kei Miller has won the prestigious Forward prize for the best poetry collection of 2014 for his standout book based on dialogue between a mapmaker striving to impose order on an unfamiliar land and a Rasta-man who queries his project.

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way To Zion took the £10,000 prize, with judges relishing Millers ability to defy expectations and set up oppositions only to undermine them.

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