Join us to hear from two Bloodaxe poets who have themselves crossed borders. Now based in Scotland, Miriam Gamble is originally from Belfast and has been described by Rachel McCrum as “part of the new Holy Trinity of contemporary Northern Irish poetry”. With poems which question the stories we tell ourselves, she’s variously won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award. Fellow Eric Gregory Award-winner Miriam Nash spent her early years on the Isle of Erraid off the west coast of Scotland. She was a runner-up in the Edwin Morgan Awards for her first full collection All the Prayers in the House. Alternately tender and dark, the collection re-imagines the constellation of a family and the figures of the women within it.
StAnza 2018 is supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain