• The first of March 2011 I recieved a grant from the Canada Council and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts to write a book of poetry about the Holocaust. It will take me nine months minimum.

General details

  • KirkMiles

  • Calgary Alberta Canada

  • Kirk Miles

  • University of Calgary

  • Male

  • English

In short

  • My poems have been produced on CBC’s Alberta Anthology and my poetry and short stories have been published by several journals in western Canada.  As a playwright and as a member of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre’s writing team I’ve had eight plays professionally produced and have earned recognition for my work including a playwriting award from Alberta Culture for co-writing the critically acclaimed Juggler on a Drum.  I’ve had numerous writing grants and four play commissions. My last play commission was an adaptation of The Little Prince into a libretto for the Calgary Boys Choir.  In 2005 I wrote poetry for the Lands End Chamber Ensemble and performed it at their fall Cabaret. In 2001 Touchwood Press of Calgary released my poetry book entitled The Last Six Minutes of Elvis. In 2006 I wrote and produced a show for the 2006 High Performance Rodeo called me & BOB & BOB & me. In the fall of 2006 a half hour special about my life as a poet was produced by Bravo for BOOK TV called The Heart of a Poet. In 2008 I finished a manuscript of poetry about my grandfather called of ash of brick of water which was published in February of 2010. In 2009 I finished another manuscript of poetry called Hotel on the Cliffs of the Heart. In April of 2009, I won the Alberta Screen Writers award for my screenplay Shadow Maker. In 2008 I created a spoken word show with Cennth Sinclair called midnight yoga for alcoholics and we have been touring around the provice of Alberta ever since.

  • Professional Clown with tons of writing Experiance

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Erotica, Experimental, Literary, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Non-Fiction: History

    Screenplay: Drama

    Poetry: Epic, Experimental, Fantasy, General, Narrative, Personal / Confessional, Political, Prose, Romantic / Love, Song Lyrics

  • Too many to even begin to name them al! My library is extensive especially the poetry section.
  • Research books about the Holocaust.
  • The couch.