|Name Kathleen Jamie|
|Books Sightlines: A Conversa, The Overhaul, The tree house, Mr and Mrs Scotland, Among Muslims|
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Education University of Edinburgh
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Kathleen Jamie FRSL (born 13 May 1962) is a Scottish poet and essayist.
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- Life and work
Poet kathleen jamie reads from mr and mrs scotland are dead
Life and work
Kathleen Jamie is a poet and essayist. Raised in Currie, near Edinburgh, she studied philosophy at Edinburgh University, publishing her first poems as an undergraduate. Her writing is rooted in Scottish landscape and culture, but ranges through travel, women's issues, archaeology and visual art. She writes in English and occasionally in Scots.
A noted poet, Jamie's collections include The Queen of Sheba (1995). Her 2004 collection The Tree House revealed an increasing interest in the natural world. This book won the Forward Poetry Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. The Overhaul was published in September 2012. It won the 2012 Costa poetry award. For the last decade Jamie has also written non-fiction. Her collections of essays Findings and Sightlines are considered highly influential works of nature and landscape writing. On publication in the USA, the latter won the John Burroughs Medal and the Orion Book Award. Jamie writes occasional essays and reviews for the London Review of Books and The Guardian.
A poem by Kathleen Jamie is inscribed on the national monument at Bannockburn.
Jamie is Professor of Poetry at Stirling University. She is represented by Jenny Brown of Jenny Brown Associates.
In 2014, Jamie set herself the task of writing one poem per week. The resulting poems were collected in The Bonniest Companie, released in 2015.