Miles Cain is a writer, musician and storyteller based in York. He has written for national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, Independent and Guardian, under his real name of Miles Salter, and he wrote a weekly column for BBC Radio York, Next Week's News, which ran for two years. His first, self-published novel, A Song For Nicky Moon, was shortlisted for The Times / Chicken House children's writing award in 2010, and his first poetry collection, The Border, was published by Valley Press in 2011. His poems have appeared in Rialto, Ambit, Orbit, Frogmore Papers, South Bank Poetry and more, and have won several prizes. Miles has been organiser of York Literature Festival since 2007 and has perfomed at a wide variety of arts festivals, including Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Bridlington Poetry Festival and Ilkley Literature Festival. He works extensively in education, delivering workshops in schools, and has also been a visiting lecturer for Leeds Trinity University College.
Miles reads 'Monument Valley' from his collection The Border.