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. Shifting and non-linear, the collection travels far from its coastal opening, moving south, crossing the Atlantic, visiting a women's prison and a 17th century ladies dictionary. Here are poems of ritual and transgression, safety and danger, tussles with the meaning of companionship and marriage. Bold, honest, imaginative and playful, they take the form of postcards, fragments, letters, underwater phonecalls and formal verse - many kinds of prayer, perhaps, for many kinds of storm.