This week we’re roaming around the borderlands, where towns and cities meet the wild. Miriam Nash pulls up a seat at the fire with the Nine Mothers of Heimdallr. Leonardo Boix leaves gifts of rum and cigars for the forest-dwelling spirit Pombero, Señor De La Noche. The story of Baucis and Philemon teaches Nick Garrard to be kind to strangers, just in case they’re vengeful gods in disguise.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Miriam Nash is a poet, performer and educator. Her first collection of poems All the Prayers in the House was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017. It won an Eric Gregory Award (2015) and was runner-up for the Edwin Morgan Award (2016). Miriam leads creative writing and performance workshops in schools, museums, mental health organisations and prisons.
Leonardo Boix is an Argentinean poet, journalist and educator. He is the author of two collections in Spanish, most recently Mar de Noche (Letras del Sur, 2016). His poems have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, The Rialto, Magma Poetry, Litro, The Morning Star, as well as in anthologies, including Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe, 2017). Boix is a fellow of The Complete Works scheme.
Nick Garrard is a teacher and writer living in the last ungentrified corner of East London. He has written for Storgy, 3AM<, The Literary Review and The Independent on Sunday and edits and publishes Ghostland zine. He is working on a first collection.