Scottish Poetry Library
Our national poet, Jackie Kay.
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A powerful poetry collection full of the drama, musicality and lyricism that Jackie Kay is famed for.
The story of a black girl’s adoption by a white Scottish couple, from three different viewpoints: the mother, the birth mother, and the daughter.
Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond; a heart-stopping story of parents and siblings, friends and strangers, belonging and beliefs, biology and destiny.
The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret.
A journey into the dark heart of Britain’s legacy in the slave trade; first produced as a play, on the page it reads as a profound and tragic multi-layered poem
By Scotland’s Makar.
Jackie Kay’s first collection of poetry as Scottish Makar.
Worlds known and worlds imagined: a batch of new poems by Jackie Kay, from her own empathetic store, catching her at her typical best – warm, lyrical, affectionate, funny, fiercely political and often profound.
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