Kathleen Jamie

Poet and professor of creative writing

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)


Kathleen Jamie
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
bromide fibre print, August 2009
NPG x134346
© Jemimah Kuhfeld