Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is a poet, novelist and writer of short stories and has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. She has published three collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking, Wish I Was Here, and Reality, Reality; a poetry collection, Fiere; and most recently her memoir, Red Dust Road. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester, where she is currently Chancellor of the University of Salford.
We are delighted to to be running a poetry competition celebrating poetry and community alongside Shore to Shore tour. We're looking for budding poets to share their poems on community with us.
RT @ianduhig: In honour of Roy Fisher, RIP, Roy honouring another poet and friend, 'At the Grave of Asa Benveniste' https://t.co/RGKuW98AWF
by @JackieKayPoet - 2 days ago
RT @NicolaSturgeon: My thoughts are with everyone in and around Westminster caught up in this dreadful incident - and with the brave emerge…
RT @ClaireShrugged: For #WorldPoetryDay - In My Country, by @JackieKayPoet. On being Black & Scottish. The last line still makes me want to…
by @JackieKayPoet - 3 days ago
RT @MigrationUK: Happy #WorldPoetryDay! Enjoy some poetry abt #migration from @MichaelRosenYes @JackieKayPoet @ruthpadel @SophieherX https:…
RT @scotwomensaid: We are thrilled to announce that Scotland's pioneering new Domestic Abuse Bill has been published today - https://t.co/…
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