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Word / Aberdeen May Festival 2016

I’ve been desperate to share this with y’all for ages but was bound to silence by higher powers. I’ll be appearing as part of the… 176 more words

Jackie Kay (1998) Trumpet.

I knew the secret of this book before I read it. Joss Moody, jazz trumpeter, extraordinaire is really a woman. So what, I thought. I also thought it would be set in some seedy jazz country called New York. 838 more words

Poetry Review: Darling (New & Selected Poems) by Jackie Kay

DARLING: NEW & SELECTED POEMS BY JACKIE KAY
BLOODAXE BOOKS (EBOOK), 2007
284 PAGES

POET’S PAGE (POETRY ARCHIVE)

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WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Humour, gender, sexuality, sensuality, identity, racism, cultural difference: when do any of these things ever come together to equal poetry? 302 more words

Book Lover's Boudoir

Bookwitch bites #136

The rain is very wet as I write this. There is lots of it. We’ve got men working on making a new front garden and the Resident IT Consultant is feeling guilty for leaving them out in the rain. 235 more words

Books

Review: Trumpet - Jackie Kay

Joss Moody has died and the jazz world is in mourning. But in death, Joss can no longer guard the secret he kept all his life, and Colman, his son, must confront the truth: the man he believed to be his father was, in fact, a woman. 179 more words

Book Review

Thoughts on 'Reality, Reality' by Jackie Kay

I have been reading a lot of short fiction lately,  so I’d like to discuss some of the stories I have read and loved. I don’t tend to see prolonged comment on one short story at a time and I wonder if there is a reason for that; perhaps there are so few words that reviewers don’t want to spoil things, or maybe people feel they have to comment on collections as a whole. 549 more words

Short Stories

Another Planet

I run Poetry with Friends and creative writing workshops via Happy Planet Creative Arts which operates out of Boo Boo and Ted, 264 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2TG. 148 more words