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
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.
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 7.30pm, A Poem and a Pint, The Malt Kiln Bardsea, Ulverston.
Miriam will read from her new collection, All the Prayers in the House, alongside local poets with music from The Bluegrass Project.
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Saturday 4th November 2017, 2.30pm, Four by Four, Poetry in Aldeburgh, Peter Pears Gallery
4 POEMS EACH x 4 POETS
Miriam Nash, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Leonardo Boix and Richard Price read and discuss each other's poems.
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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
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[14 September 2017]