Kathleen Jamie

Poet and professor of creative writing

Black and white photo of a woman with light skin tone and short hair, sitting in a graveyard smiling Kathleen Jamie, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, August 2009, NPG x134346, © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Scottish poet and professor of creative writing. Collections include The Way we Live, The Queen of Sheba and The Tree House.

to surface and greet them,
mouth young, and full again
of dirt, and spit, and poetry.

From ‘Meadowsweet’ in Jizzen (London: Picador, 1999)

from her desert sands
to the peat and bracken

From ‘The Queen of Sheba’ in Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead: Poems 1980-1994 (Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 2002)