JFOW: Jackie Kay

May Day

Wednesday 25 September / 19.00-20.00 at Freedom Centre

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Join one of our best-loved poets and former Makar of Scotland, Jackie Kay, for an evening of poetry and commentary from her new collection May Day. The poems cast an eye over several decades of political activism – from the international solidarity of the Glasgow of Kay’s childhood, accompanying her parents’ Socialist campaigns, through the feminist, LGBTQ+ and anti-racist movements of the 80s and 90s, to the present day when a global pandemic intersects with the urgency of Black Lives Matter.

Woven through the collection are personal poems of grief and profound change, infused with the light of love and celebration