Kathleen Jamie Poetry Reading
Kathleen Jamie is a writer and poet. She was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1962 and studied philosophy at Edinburgh University. She has published several collections of poetry, including: Black Spiders (1982) The Way We Live (1987), The Queen of Sheba (1994), and Jizzen (1999). Herpoetry collection, The Tree House (2004), won the 2004 Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. Of her acclaimed 2005 book of essays Findings, Andrew Marr wrote ‘I love this book…Its sharpness of looking, and directness of thought, will stay with me for a long time.’ As well as poetry, Kathleen Jamie writes for radio, especially travel-scripts, and specially commissioned long poems. She lives in Fife and in 1999 was appointed Lecturer in Creative Writing at St Andrews University.
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