Tag Archives: Kathleen Jamie

Three notes: 3, on Scots

(A couple of weeks before Xmas, while I was waiting around to be chosen for jury duty, I was reflecting on the relation between the work I was doing on Scots in my old school, and the latest manifestations of … Continue reading

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Non-Standard (3)

(This third section throws down some ideas about teaching Creative Writing that would obviously benefit from being revisited, particularly in terms of the power relationship inherent in mentor-tutee interactions, but the main intent is, I hope, evident: to carve out … Continue reading

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Non-Standard (2)

(This second part is drawn from the lectures I delivered at Newcastle on ‘Modern Scottish Poetry’, a course I taught until it became evident that Creative Writing was where all the effort needed to go, in terms of designing an … Continue reading

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Non-standard (1)

(Following on from my previous post, this is the intro to a talk I gave at, possibly, the 2005 British Council Oxford Conference – I say ‘possibly’, because I can’t find any confirmation on the British Council’s site. Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Interview for Gentleman

(Gentleman is an Indian magazine: about ten years ago, my old pal from Kolkatta, Debanjan Chakrabarti, wrote up this interview based on my last trip to India. I was just getting some poems together for my next trip — next … Continue reading

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unique mother tongue

(The following is a piece I’ve written for Unique Mother Tongue, a project for poets organised by the wonderful Chinese poet Yang Lian. It may or may not appear in this form on the UMT website (see ‘links’) but here it is … Continue reading

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