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PBS WINTER RECOMMENDATION: KATHLEEN JAMIE

Posted on November 16 2018

Kathleen Jamie’s Selected Poems gathers together some of the finest work by one of the foremost poets currently writing in English. Although Jamie is perhaps best known for her writing on nature, landscape, and place, Selected Poems shows the full and remarkably diverse range of her work – and why many regard her work as crucially relevant to our troubled age. No poet currently writing has a keener eye or ear; no poet has paid more careful attention to the other consciousnesses with whom we share the planet – and no poet has Jamie’s almost miraculous ability to show us just how the world might look when the human eye ceases to gaze on it. This exceptional collection of poetry, spanning several decades, allows readers to chart the development of one of our most important contemporary talents, and serves as perfect introduction to her work.

Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul (2012 Costa Poetry Prize), The Tree House (Forward Prize) and The Bonniest Companie (2015 Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.) Her non-fiction includes the highly regarded essay collections Findings and Sightlines, which explore the confluence of travel, nature and culture. A new non-fiction book, Surfacing, will appear in 2019. Kathleen Jamie lives in Fife.

PBS Charter members will get their copy in their Winter poetry parcel. Other members can order their copy here with 25% off.

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