• Kay, Jackie

    Kay, Jackie

    Jackie Kay (b1961) was brought up in Glasgow. Her books include several poetry collections including Off Colour (1998) and Darling: New and Selected Poems (2007). She has also written the novel, Trumpet (1998), and several collections of short stories. Her memoir, Red Dust Road , about meeting her Nigerian birth father, was published in 2010. She is the third modern Makar (National Poet of Scotland) and also has an MBE.


"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..." Erica Wagner
The Times

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