- Setting the world on fire with words
- Age: 22
- School: University of Pennsylvania
- Hometown: Teaneck, N.J.
- Gender: Male
- Category: Arts and Culture
Miles draws inspiration from authors such as James Baldwin and Langston Hughes. And his poetry is inspiring fans across the globe. His work has led to a featured spot on Russell Simmons' HBO documentary Brave New Voices and performances at venues such as the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center and a live tour in the United Kingdom. A passionate voice in his community, Miles leverages his growing popularity to advocate for the integration of creative writing and arts into school curriculums. He recently traveled to India and London to work with students and teachers. "I'm a writer trying to figure out what it takes to be a good person in the world," he said.