Kathy Miles

Kathy Miles is a poet, editor and short story writer who lives near Aberaeron. She has published widely in magazines and anthologies, and her latest collection, Bone House, was published by Indigo Dreams in November 2020.

She has won several major awards, including the Welsh Poetry Competition, the Second Light and Wells Festival of Literature competitions and the Bridport Prize.

She reads her work at a variety of different events and venues, and is also a regular poetry reviewer.


Kathy is an experienced poetry tutor and has run workshops at the Torbay and Llandeilo Literature Festivals as well as many locally-based venues.


Praise for Kathy's work

'Her poems are layered with myth, history, personal experience. They are full of fine observation, ….the real enriched by myth, and myth deepened by the essential realism of the poet's vision.'
Gillian Clarke

'These poems tug at the heart and reverberate as they soar and dive into our psyche.'
Menna Elfyn

'Kathy Miles is a poet with a unique voice. Her poems are dense and subtle, but always accessible.'
Anne Grimes


Bone House
(Indigo Dreams, 2020)

Bone House Cover

Inside the Animal House
(Rack Press, 2018)


Gardening With Deer
(Cinnamon Press, 2016)

Gardening with Deer

The Shadow House
(Cinnamon Press, 2009)


The Third Day: Landscape and the Word
(Gomer, 1995)

The Rocking Stone
(Poetry Wales Press, 1988)