The Overhaul

by Kathleen Jamie

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The Overhaul Synopsis

Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2012.

Shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2012.

The Overhaul is Kathleen Jamie's first collection since the award-winning The Tree House, and it broadens her poetic range considerably. The Overhaul continues Jamie's lyric enquiry into the aspects of the world our rushing lives elide, and even threaten. Whether she is addressing birds or rivers, or the need to accept loss, or sometimes, the desire to escape our own lives, her work is earthy and rigorous, her language at once elemental and tender. As an essayist, she has frequently queried our human presence in the world with the question 'How are we to live?' Here, this is answered more personally than ever.

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ISBN: 9781447202042
Publication date: 11/10/2012
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447202042
Publication date: 11th October 2012
Author: Kathleen Jamie
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Poetry,
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collection The Tree House (Picador, 2004), won both the Forward Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award. Mr and Mrs Scotland are Dead was shortlisted for the 2003 International Griffin Prize. Kathleen Jamie’s non-fiction books include the highly regarded Findings and Sightlines. She is Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University, and lives with her family in Fife. Author photograph: © Claire McNamee

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