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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.

About the Author

Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry has appeared in seven collections, and in the London Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. She teaches at St. Andrews University and lives in Fife, Scotland.

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ISBN:
9781555974657
Author:
Jamie, Kathleen
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
9.14 x 5.97 x 0.34 in

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