Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collection The Tree House (Picador, 2004), won both the Forward Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead was shortlisted for the 2003 International Griffin Prize. Kathleen Jamie’s non-fiction books include the highly regarded Findings and Sightlines. She is Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University, and lives with her family in Fife.


Our Favourite Scottish Poets

Our Favourite Scottish Poets

Ahead of Burn’s Night, the annual celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet, we’ve put together a list of our favourite modern poets from North of the border. 

Light

Light

Picador poetry editor and award-winning poet, Don Paterson, picks a few poems to celebrate the theme of this year's National Poetry Day: Light.

Kathleen Jamie wins Costa Poetry Award 2012

We're delighted to announce that Picador's Kathleen Jamie has won the Costa Poetry Award 2012 for her collection The Overhaul. It was described by the judges as ‘the collection that will convert you to poetry’. 

Read on for the opening poem from the collection

Three Picador Poets Shortlisted for Poetry Prizes

Kathleen Jamie, Paul Farley and Jacob Polley have all been chosen for the 10 strong shortlist for the prestigious 2012 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry out of 131 submissions.

Chair of the judges Carol Ann Duffy said, 'In a year which saw a record number of submissions, my fellow judges and I are delighted with a shortlist which sparkles with energy, passion and freshness and which demonstrates the range and variety of poetry being published in the UK.'