Miriam Nash Readings
'Miriam Nash’s work is thematically satisfying, energetic and dynamic. These anarchic poems are the product of an original and febrile mind. A blast.' – Jackie Kay, Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
‘It’s in the poems charting hard truths – particularly those that deal with marital infidelity, fractured families and depression – that the collection really soars. There are moments of such precision and insight, such clarity, that my heart lurched from one truth-unlocking image to the next. It’s dangerous stuff, poetry this good…. This is a heart-breaking and exquisite collection.’ - Manor Magazine
Miriam Nash has been giving a number of readings from her first full-length collection All the Prayers in the House, runner-up in the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016, at festivals and events in 2017, including the Ledbury Poetry Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, with further festival appearances forthcoming in 2018. Films of her reading at Ledbury Poetry Festival have been posted on her book page (see above). Click here to read Heather McDaid's blog about Miriam's EIBF reading with Rachel McCrum which took place on 13 August 2017.
Newham Word Festival, London
Thursday 16th November 2017, 6-8pm (doors at 5:30pm), Plaistow Library, 79 North St, London E13 9HL
No Place Like Home
Poets explore the meaning of home: imagining, finding and making home. Featuring Miriam Nash, Kayo Chingonyi and others. Presented by Cath Drake. Miriam will read from her debut collection, All the Prayers in the House,
Click here to book.
Click here to read Carol Rumens Poem of the Week column The Guardian of 3 July 2017 about Miriam's poem 'The Walking Father Blues' . 'An unusual form, the pantun, brings a subtle, nuanced swing to the depiction of a man who is able to walk out from one marriage and into another.'
‘All the Prayers in the House is truly a voice of the sea – at once young and ancient with a singing quality, currents of gentleness and passion fluctuating by turns… Nash’s heartbreakingly precise descriptions of the everyday details which creep into life’s deeper troubles… add a unique clarity and poignancy to territory many of us would recognise.’ – Clare Mulley, The Skinny
Click here to read the full review.
[12 October 2017]