Jackie Kay

The Scots Magazine - - Focus On… Cumbrae And The Ayrshire Coast -

Makar Dis­cusses Ban­tam, Satur­day Novem­ber 10, Scot­land’s na­tional poet Jackie Kay will be join­ing the Hoolie to de­light au­di­ences with her beau­ti­ful words. After win­ning a mul­ti­tude of awards for her first po­etry col­lec­tion The Adop­tion Pa­pers, in­clud­ing the For­ward Prize and a Saltire award, and then be­ing short­listed for the pres­ti­gious Costa Award for her 2011 col­lec­tion Fiere, Jackie has re­turned with yet another book of ex­quis­ite po­etry. Ban­tam is the first col­lec­tion that the poet has realeased since tak­ing on the pres­ti­gious role of Makar in 2016 and looks at the many roads that we take in life, and how they mould and shape us.

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