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The Queen of Sheba By Kathleen Jamie

The Queen of Sheba by Kathleen Jamie

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Summary

In The Queen of Sheba, the traveller comes home. These are poems of Scotland and beyond. At times darker than her earlier work, The Queen of Sheba is rich with life and boldly self-aware. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The poems from The Queen of Sheba were later reprinted in Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead: Poems 1980-1994.

The Queen of Sheba Summary

The Queen of Sheba by Kathleen Jamie

In The Queen of Sheba, the traveller comes home. These are poems of Scotland and beyond. Kathleen Jamie celebrates the good and challenges the outdated, exploring new mixes of culture and language. There are poems about landscape and nationhood, sex and politics, love and exasperation, hope and poverty. At times darker than her earlier work, The Queen of Sheba is rich with life and boldly self-aware. Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The poems from The Queen of Sheba were later reprinted in Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead: Poems 1980-1994.

The Queen of Sheba Reviews

With The Queen of Sheba, Kathleen Jamie has produced the best individual collection of poems by a woman living in 20th century Scotland. The book establishes her eminence among Scottish poets of her generation... The precision and resource of her language have never been combined more impressively than here. -- Robert Crawford * The Scotsman *
Jamie has a raw-boned generosity and gives it a sound of her own. The title-poem alone, a bold rebuttal of Scottish provincial sourness, is enough to warm the cockles. -- P.J. Kavanagh * The Spectator *

About Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie was born in Renfrewshire in 1962, and studied philosophy at Edinburgh University. She has published several collections of poetry, including Black Spiders (Salamander Press, 1982), A Flame in Your Heart, with Andrew Greig (Bloodaxe Books, 1986), The Way We Live (Bloodaxe Books, 1987), The Autonomous Region: poems and photographs from Tibet, with Sean Mayne Smith (Bloodaxe Books, 1993), The Queen of Sheba (Bloodaxe Books, 1994), Jizzen (Picador, 1999), The Tree House (Picador, 2004) and The Overhaul (Picador, 2012), as well as Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead: Poems 1980-1994 (Bloodaxe Books, 2002), which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. The Tree House won the 2004 Forward Poetry Prize and the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. The Overhaul won the 2012 Costa Poetry Award. She has received several other awards for her poetry, including a Somerset Maugham Award, the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem, a Paul Hamlyn Award and a Creative Scotland Award, and has twice won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She also writes non-fiction. A travel book about Northern Pakistan, The Golden Peak (Virago, 1992), was updated and reissued by Sort Of Books as Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan, in 2002. Findings (2005), a collection of essays and observations on her native Scotland, was followed by Sightlines (2012), essays based on a second set of journeys, both from Sort Of Books. She lives in Fife, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. After teaching for many years at the University of St Andrews, she took up her present post of Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling in 2011.

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GOR002998375
9781852242848
1852242841
The Queen of Sheba by Kathleen Jamie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
1994-04-22
64
Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1995
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