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. 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.
Friday 18 August, EIBF, Unbound, 9-11pm
Kayo Chingonyi & Friends
Kayo Chingonyi has created a special Unbound night featuring poet Miriam Nash, local alt-folk singer-songwriter Genevieve Dawson and East London rapper and MC, Eklipse. Miriam Nash will reading and playing harp at this event.
Over 18s only. Click here to book
Monday 21st August, EIBF, Edwin Morgan Translation Event, 4.30pm
Miriam Nash will read in celebration of a Scottish-Portuguese translation project alongside Portuguese poets Andreia Faria, Ricardo Marques, Miguel Martins and Scottish poets Jane McKie and Richard Price. Miriam was runner-up in the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016.
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.'
[17 August 2017]