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See my latest #bookhaul in my new Stacking the Shelves post (20 May)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books that you’ve acquired in the past week! 1,387 more words


Silver Moon by Jackie Kay |Poem No. 26 (NPM2017)

Silver Moon

by Jackie Kay

Your names, old records, Court and Spark, Dark Side of the Moon,

A shop window welcome; open hands, new friends. 218 more words


National 5 English: Model Essay "My Grandmother's Houses"

This is a piece of model writing that I used with an S4 class recently- it deals with the first two sections of the poem “My Grandmother’s Houses” by Jackie Kay, one of the set texts on the Scottish National 5 English curriculum… 1,360 more words

Trumpet - Jackie Kay

Trumpet is a beautifully written novel that makes you think differently – you surely couldn’t ask for more from a book.

It begins with the death of the jazz trumpeter Joss Moody. 428 more words

For #InternationalWomensDay: "On Reading Jackie Kay" by Ama Ata Aidoo

Women, Happy International Women’s Day!  The struggle for Freedom and Justice still continues.

(My favorite symbol of Ghana remains our flag, created by the genius bae Theodosia Okoh. 323 more words



For a few years now, I’ve been going to the StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews. On Saturday, I was invited to compete in the Slam, hosted by Paula Varjack. 312 more words

A month of poetry

How often do you read a poem? The answer for me is rarely these days. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to include some poetry in my reading challenge for the year, to make myself sit down and do it. 811 more words