On 17 February 2015, Kathleen Jamie will deliver one of the inaugural Coleridge Lectures, Poetry, the Land and Nature.

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Image: Jemimah Kufield

Kathleen was born in the west of Scotland. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul, which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize, and  The Tree House, which won both the Forward prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. Kathleen also writes non-fiction, including the highly regarded Findings and Sightlines.

A review of The Overhaul by Maria Johnston, Guardian, said:

Jamie’s captivating new collection hauls the reader on a strange, profound journey – the poetic equivalent of deep-sea diving at great pressure – throughout which we find ourselves more than usually alive to how language is as moving, as endlessly transformative, as the world we
 journey through by plane or boat.

Read the full review here.

Sunday Times review of Sightlines said:

A haunting new collection from one of our finest nature writers …. Immensely beguiling. There are piquant descriptions that stop you in your tracks …. but the real power of the writing derives from the steady increment of detail and the honesty of her responses to the natural world.

Read the full review here.

Kathleen has written for the Guardian. Read her articles here.

Visit her website here.

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