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Book Title: Waterlight: Selected Poems|
The author of the book: Kathleen Jamie
ISBN 13: 9781555974657
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 444 KB
Edition: Graywolf Press
Date of issue: March 20th 2007
Read full description of the books Waterlight: Selected Poems:The first U.S. publication of Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie, author of The Tree House, winner of the 2004 Forward Prize for best poetry collection
It isn't mine to give.
I can't coax this bird to my hand
that knows the depth of the river
yet sings of it on land.
—from "The Dipper"
For more than twenty years, Kathleen Jamie has been writing the poetry that has established her as "the leading Scottish poet of her generation" (The Sunday Times). Lyrical and meditative, her poems engage the natural world and human society with an authentic, earthly spirituality.
Waterlight at last makes Jamie's work available to American readers. Her poetry—rendered sometimes in the Scots dialect, sometimes in the descriptive bursts of a naturalist's field guide —confronts gender, sex, landscape, and nationhood with the vivacity of an essential poetic voice.
Read information about the authorKathleen Jamie is a poet, essayist and travel writer, one of a remarkable clutch of Scottish writers picked out in 1994 as the ‘new generation poets’ – it was a marketing ploy at the time but turns out to have been a very prescient selection. She became Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling in 2011.
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