What's New with Kirk R. Miles


Obtained another grant from Alberta Foundation for the Arts  and Canada Council to write a book of poems about the Holocaust called Moving Dust  Sold out of my new book of ash of brick of water and the publisher is going to print some more.  midnight yoga for alcoholics has performed in several venues in Alberta last year and is looking forward to a great year of work. New manuscript Hotel on the Cliffs of the Heart is ready for publication.


This winter my new book of ash of brick of water was released.  I also released my new spoken word show midnight yoga for alcoholics


In June it was announced that I had won the WGA Alberta Screen Writer Award for a screenplay entitled Shadow Maker. This year I also started to work on a spoken word show with musician Cen Sinclair. The manuscript about my grand-father that I had started in 2005 was accepted for publication by Plan-B Publishing House.    


In the spring I attended the Leighton Artist Colony in Banff and worked extensively on a new manuscript entitled Hotel on the Cliffs of the Heart which deals partly with addiction   


This spring I was a poetry judge for the journal Toward the Light and published two poems in it as well.  In the fall of 2007 Bravo will be airing the half hour special of my life as a poet and clown. For more information go here: Heart of a Poet


In the fall of 2006 a half hour special about my life as a poet was produced for Bravo and BOOK TV called the Heart of a Poet. This half hour special aired on Access TV and BOOK TV in the winter of 2006/7.   With Paul Marshall I wrote and produced me & BOB & BOB & me for One Yellow Rabbit's  High Performance Rodeo


Spent the spring at the Leighton Artist Colony in Banff writing a book of poems about my grand-father


September 26th 2004, my beautiful baby daughter Grace was born.


Joined One Yellow Rabbit  for a three year tour of duty as Associate Producer of the High Performance Rodeo. Performed for the Lands End Chamber Ensemble at their fall Cabaret.  In the spring I wrote a poem and performed it with the Altius Brass at their spring concert.


Wrote and produced a show and book release called The Last Six Minutes of Elvis for  One Yellow Rabbit 's High Performance Rodeo.


A book of poetry entitled The Last Six Minutes of Elvis was published by Touchwood PressGo to  Touchwood Press to buy a copy of the book.

“Kirk Miles' poetry explores with humour and compassion the anxiety, joy and despair of the middle-aged male. Often off beat, his work can be hilariously funny and movingly tragic. From the hauntingly beautiful sadness of "Letter To Mom and Dad" to the comic eroticism of "On a Whimsically Adulterous Night With Batman's Wife", these poems are guaranteed to move you, amuse you, provoke you and confuse you.”