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Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Rachel Falconer


This volume constitutes the first collection of scholarly essays devoted to a sustained critical assessment of the writings of Kathleen Jamie, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary poets. Nationally and internationally acclaimed since her first major publications in the 1980s, Kathleen Jamie stands out from other contemporary poets in her exceptional musicality, her strikingly unusual perspectives, her wry humour, translucent imagery, and hard-edged economy of expression. In this collection of sixteen originally commissioned essays, the range of Jamie’s writing, from Black Spiders (1982) to F ... More

Keywords: Kathleen Jamie, Contemporary Poetry, Scottish Literature, Contemporary Women's Poetry, Ecocriticism, Ecopoetry, New Nature Writing

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696000
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Falconer, editor
University of Lausanne;

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for Kathleen Jamie

1. A Poetics of Listening

Faith Lawrence

Off the Page

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3. Kathleen’s Scots

Robert Crawford


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Even If

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10. Form in The Tree House

Michael O’Neill

What the Water Says

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To KJ, in her Attic

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