Miriam Nash is a poet, performer and educator who has brought poetry into schools, museums, prisons and mental health organisations for over 10 years.

Her first collection of poems, All the Prayers in the House (Bloodaxe Books, 2017), explores the rupture and re-imagining of a family, set against the history of the lighthouse-keepers’ island where she lived as a child. The collection won a Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors. The Nine Mothers of Heimdallr (Hercules Editions, 2020) re-tells the Norse creation myth in the voices of nine matriarchs, with artwork by Miriam’s mother, Christina Edlund-Plater.

‘Nash’s anarchic poems are the product of an original and febrile mind. A blast.’ – Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar / National Poet of Scotland

Photo by Yemisi Turner-Blake