These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
  • 1 -
    "The Waiting Lists"

  • 2 -
    "Baby Lazarus"

  • 3 -
    "The Tweed Hat Dream"

  • 4 -

  • 5 -
    "Old Tongue"

  • 6 -
    "My Grandmother"

  • 7 -
    "In My Country"

  • 8 -
    "In the Pullman"

  • 9 -
    "The Red Graveyard"

  • 10 -
    "Somebody Else"

  • 11 -
    "Teeth"

  • 12 -
    "Pride"

  • 13 -
    "Late Love"

  • 14 -
    "Glen Strathfarrar"

  • 15 -
    "The Spare Room"

  • 16 -
    "There's Trouble for Maw Broon"

  • 17 -
    "Spoons"

  • 18 -
    "Mugs"

  • 19 -
    "Her "

  • 20 -
    "Gone With the Wind"

  • 21 -
    "Model"

  • 22 -
    "Bronze"

  • 23 -
    "Things Fall Apart"

  • 24 -
    "A White African Dress"

  • 25 -
    "Kano"

  • 26 -
    "George Square"

  • 27 -
    "The Shoes of Dead Comrades"

  • 28 -
    "I Kin See Richt Thru My Mither"

  • 29 -
    "High Land"

  • 30 -
    "Old Aberdeen"

  • 31 -
    "Dream Pier"

  • 32 -
    "Donkey"

  • 33 -
    "Baggage"

  • 34 -
    "Moon Mask"

  • 35 -
    "Life Mask"

Bibliography
  • "A Dangerous Knowing: Four Black Women Poets" A Dangerous Knowing: Four Black Women Poets, Sheba, 1984 - out of print
  • "The Adoption Papers" The Adoption Papers, Bloodaxe, 1991
  • "That Distance Apart" That Distance Apart, Turret, 1991 - out of print
  • "Two’s Company " Two's Company(poems for children), Puffin, 1992 - out of print
  • "Other Lovers" Other Lovers, Bloodaxe, 1993
  • "Three Has Gone" Three Has Gone (poems for children), Blackie Children's Books, 1994 - out of print
  • "Hearsay: Performance Poets Plus" Hearsay: Performance Poets Plus, Audio cassette, 57 Production, 1994
  • "Penguin Modern Poets 8" Penguin Modern Poets 8 (contributor with Merle Collins and Grace Nichols), Penguin, 1996 - out of print
  • "Off Colour" Off Colour, Bloodaxe, 1998
  • "Trumpet " Trumpet (fiction), Picador, 1998
  • "Teeth" Teeth, Audio cassette, 57 Production, 1998
  • "Poetry Quartets: 11" Poetry Quartets: 11, Audio cassette, The British Council/Bloodaxe Books, 1998
  • "The Frog Who Dreamed She was an Opera Singer " The Frog Who Dreamed She was an Opera Singer (poems for children), Bloomsbury, 1999
  • "Why Don't You Stop Talking?" Why Don't You Stop Talking? (fiction), Picador, 2002
  • "Life Mask" Life Mask, Bloodaxe , 2005
  • "Jackie Kay Reading from her poems" Jackie Kay Reading from her poems, The Poetry Archive, 2006
  • "Red Cherry Red" Red Cherry Red (Book & CD) Bloomsbury, 2007
  • "Darling" Darling: New & Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books 2007
  • "In Person 30 Poets" In Person 30 Poets, Edited by Neil Astley / Films by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, Bloodaxe Books 2008
  • "The Lamplighter" The Lamplighter, Bloodaxe Books 2008
  • "Wish I Was Here" Wish I Was Here, Picador 2011
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