Miriam Nash spent her early years on the Isle of Erraid off the west coast of 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 (Bloodaxe, 2017), which holds at its heart the rupture and re-imagining of a family. The collection was runner-up in the Edwin Morgan Awards 2016 and won an Eric Gregory Award in 2015. In 2012, Miriam was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study poetry at the Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
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