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Kathleen Jamie

(b. 1962)


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(1962– ),

Scottish poet and travel writer, born in Renfrewshire, whose works include A Flame in Your Heart (1986, with poet and mountaineer Andrew Greig), a sequence of love poems set in the summer of 1940; The Way We Live (1987), her first full‐length collection; and The Queen of Sheba (1994), which shows her increasingly strong lyric command of Scottish themes and language. Other collections include Jizzen (1999), Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead: Poems 1980–94 (2002), and The Tree House (2004, Forward Poetry Prize). The Golden Peak (1992), updated and retitled Among Muslims (2002), describes travels in Northern Pakistan. The Autonomous Region (1993) contains poems inspired by a 1989 journey to Tibet.

Subjects: Literature.


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