Performing writer, Miles Merrill brought poetry slams to Australia from his home-town, Chicago. He is the driving force behind most spokenword programs and projects in Australia. Merrill tours internationally with artsts like Saul Williams and Shane Koyczan. He has hosted an ABC TV special on poetry slams, wrote/ directed a show in Sydney Fes)val, performed a solos show at Sydney Opera House and created spoken-word fesAvals – Night Words and Story-Fest.
Merrill directs the literary arts organisation Word Travels and is founder of the internaAonal performing writers’ program: Australian Poetry Slam.
He publishes text, video and audio but is best live.