Kay, Jackie

About Jackie Kay

Biography (Poetry International Archives)

McKenna, Kevin. "Jackie Kay: Scotland's Poet of the People." The Guardian, 20 Mar. 2016

Brooks, Libby. "Jackie Kay Named as New Scottish Makar." The Guardian, 15 Mar. 2016



Evaristo, Bernadine. "Reality, Reality by Jackie Kay." The Guardian, 11 May 2012

Enright, Anne. "A Book for the Broken-Hearted." The Guardian, 17 Jun. 2006

Geras, Adèle. "Animal Magic." The Guardian, 26 Oct. 2002



Tournay-Theodotou, Petra. "'Love Letter to My Ancestors': Representing Traumatic Memory in Jackie Kay's The Lamplighter." Atlantis, vol. 46, no. 2, Dec. 2014

Popp, Valerie L. "Improper Identification Required: Passports, Papers, and Identity Formation in Jackie Kay's The Adaption Papers." Contemporary Literature, vol. 53, no. 2, 2012

McClellan, Sarah. "The Nation of Mother and Child in the Work of Jackie Kay." Obsidian III, vol. 6, no. 1, 2005

Hargreaves, Tracy. "The Power of the Ordinary Subversive in Jackie Kay’s Trumpet." Feminist Review, no. 74, 2003



Autobiography/Life Writings

Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey (2011)



The Maw Broon Monologues (2009)

Strawgirl (2002)

Trumpet (1998)

Other Lovers (1993)

The Adoption Papers (1991)


Short Story Collections

Reality, Reality (2012)

Whish I Was Here (2012)

Why Don't You Stop Talking (2012)


Poetry Collections

The Empathetic Store (2015)

Fiere (2011)

Red, Cherry Red (2007)

Darlings: New and Selected Poems (2007)

Life Mask (2005)

The Frog Who Dreamed She Was an Opera Singer (1998)

Off Colour (1998)

Two's Collection (1994)



The Lamplighter (2008)