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Red, Cherry Red
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Red, Cherry Red (Books & other media combined)

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Jackie's latest collection of poetry is full of the dramatic power associated with her work, and plenty of music too. She explores the theme of identity in poems about an older generation, especially grandmothers, about the old days and the new days, and places the poet associates with these people, who live dreamlike, isolated existences, geographically, but also in the memory. Nature and the elements play a big role too: trees, the moon, the sea, fire. Jackie's style is both muscular and lyrical - one moment witty, the next melancholic, or gently surreal - and in this brilliant new collection, her poems are infused with warmth and colour: in particular, the colour RED.

Children'sPoetry, anthologies, annualsPoetry Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780747589792  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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Jackie Kay is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, whose subtle investigation into the complexities of identity have been informed by her own life. Born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and Nigerian father, she was adopted as a baby by a white couple. Kay's awareness of her different heritages inspired her first book of poetry, The Adoption Papers, which won the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year and a commendation from the Forward Poetry Prize judges. Subsequent collections have gone on to win numerous awards, and her first novel, Trumpet, won the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998. Jackie has also written three collections for children: Three Has Gone and Two's Company, both published by Puffin, and The Frog Who Dreamed She Was an Opera Singer, published by Bloomsbury in 1998 and winner of the Signal Poetry Award. In 2006 Jackie was awarded an MBE. In 2007 she picked up the decibel Writer of the Year prize as part of the British Book Awards. She currently lives in Manchester.

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