Miles Cain is a writer, storyteller and musician based in York, UK.

The Border book coverMiles has written two books. A Song For Nicky Moon, for teenagers, was shortlisted for The Times/Chicken House Children's book award in 2010. The Border is a book of poems for adults, published by Valley Press in 2011. Ian McMillan said of the collection: 'These poems present the world through Cain-tinted glasses, making it a magical place, a place lit by possibility, mapped by language...'  Miles has also written for BBC Radio and his journalism has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Yorkshire Post and Northern Echo.

Miles often works in schools, performing a mix of poems, songs and stories, and leads creative writing workshops for all ages. One teacher said of Miles' creative writing workshop: 'The children were so inspired they didn't want to put their pens down. 'Please see the 'schools' page on this website for more information. If you'd like Miles to visit your school, drop him a line here.

Miles has also written for BBC Radio and his journalism has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent.

Song for Nicky Moon book coverAs well as writing and storytelling, Miles plays music whenever he can. He writes his own songs and likes Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Thin Lizzy and lots more. See the 'music' page for more information.

Miles' poems for adults have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals in the UK, including: Aesthetica, Dreamcatcher, Frogmore Papers, Obsessed With Pipework, Orbis and South Bank Poetry.

'For me,' says Miles, 'it's all about communication. When I was at school I loved English, Drama, Music and Art - and those things have stayed with me all my life. It's great to be able to use words in so many creative ways.'

 

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