Rosie Miles started writing poetry after spending a week on the island of Iona in the late 1990s, and her earliest poems appeared in a number of anthologies by Wild Goose, the publishing arm of the Iona Community. Since then her work has been published in a number of journals (Rialto, The North, Artemis, Under the Radar, Carol Ann Duffy’s Poetry Column in The Daily Mirror, The Cannon’s Mouth, Obsessed with Pipework) and anthologies (Flarestack, Cinnamon Press, the Emma Press).
Originally from Cheadle Hulme, Rosie now lives in Birmingham. Her poem ‘You enter’ is etched into King’s Heath Village Square in south Birmingham as an invitation to walk the public urban labyrinth there.
She completed an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013. As part of the course she created a project in which twenty-five professional artists responded to some of her poems, and they produced more than thirty new artworks. She has a longstanding interest in the relationship between poetry and image, influenced (in part) by her academic work on the Victorian poet, wallpaper designer and socialist William Morris, and on Victorian poetry more generally.
Rosie teaches English Literature at the University of Wolverhampton.
- Cuts, HappenStance 2015
- Victorian Poetry in Context, Bloomsbury, 2013.
- (ed. with Phillippa Bennett) William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, Peter Lang, 2010.
- (ed. with Nicola Slee) Doing December Differently: An Alternative Christmas Handbook, Wild Goose, 2006.