Jackie Kay


Precise beginnings are always hard to find. I could say I started taking my writing seriously when I was twelve years old and had my first poem published in The Morning Star. That was certainly a starting-point: I remember my sheer excitement at the seriousness of the printed word. It looked so proper! But, I can't really say that I took my writing very seriously then. Even now, I'm struggling with, 'But who wants to hear about why you write anyway? How many "epics" have you written?'



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