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All the Prayers in the House

Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award 2018

 

Shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Collection 2018

 

Runner-up for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016

 

Miriam Nash spent her early years on the Isle of Erraid, West Scotland, where Robert Louis Stevenson’s family once worked as lighthouse engineers. Voices of the island echo through her first collection, All the Prayers in the House, which holds at its heart, the rupture and re-imagining of a family. Bold, honest, playful and inventive, the collection travels far from its coastal beginnings, crossing the Atlantic, visiting a women’s prison and a 17th-century ladies dictionary. Here are poems of ritual and transgression, safety and danger. They take the form of songs, letters, fragments, formal verse many kinds of prayer perhaps, for many kinds of storm.

1 in stock

9781780373621 ,
Weight 0.160 kg
Dimensions 210 × 140 × 6 mm
ISBN

978-1780373621

Cover

Paperback

Publication Year

2017