Professor Jackie Kay CBE is Chancellor and Writer in Residence at the University of Salford, and Scots Makar (National Poet).
Jackie works closely with the Art Collection and has written a number of poems in response to acquired artworks, which are often exhibited alongside the work, including:
Jai Redman – Engel’s Beard (2016) public sculpture
Annie Lai-Kuen Wan – Lost in Biliterate and Trilingual (2014), porcelain
Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton Boyce (2019), a touring exhibition
As well as guest curating exhibitions and projects, including:
Memory (2017) at the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery.
COVID-19 Crisis: New poetry
From April 2020 Jackie is hoping to share a poem a week in response to the COVID 19 crisis, including a mix of new and existing works, which will be posted here to read and watch:
- Clap the Carers
- NEW ERA
- What key is it Robbie?
- Where Are My Keys?
- Jemini Peaches
- A Lang Promise (from BANTAM, 2017)
- The World Is A Village
- A Banquet for the Boys
- Caravan in Avielochan (from BANTAM, 2017)
- Welcome Wee One (from BANTAM, 2017)