Standard Name: Kay, Jackie
Birth Name: Jacqueline Margaret Kay
's poetry, plays, and fiction explore issues of divided, displaced, or mixed identity. Her writings probe and challenge assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality with a mixture of pain and humour. She often draws her inspiration from jazz and blues musicians, particularly and . has also written a memoir about her search for her birth parents, and several children's books, as well as works for radio drama and performance poetry), opera, and audiocassette.
Burford, Barbara, Gabriela Pearse, Grace Nichols, and Jackie Kay. A Dangerous Knowing: Four Black Women Poets. Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1984.
Kay, Jackie. “A return to grass roots”. The Guardian, pp. Review 4 - 5.
Kay, Jackie. “Afterword to Chiaroscuro”. Lesbian Plays, edited by Jill Davis, Methuen, 1987, pp. 82-3.
Kay, Jackie. Bessie Smith. Absolute, 1997.
Kay, Jackie. “Boke”. Mslexia, No. 79, pp. 46-7.
Kay, Jackie. “Chiaroscuro”. Lesbian Plays, edited by Jill Davis, Methuen, 1987, pp. 57-81.
Kay, Jackie, Peter Arkle, and Dennis Hall. Christian Sanderson: A Poem. Editor Rae, Simon, Clarion, 1996.
Kay, Jackie. Fiere. Pan Macmillan Picador, 2011.
Kay, Jackie. Life Mask. Bloodaxe Books, 2005.
Kay, Jackie. “My other dad is an African prince”. The Observer, pp. New Review 10 - 13.
Kay, Jackie. “New Writing. Women’s Short Story Competition 2011”. Mslexia, No. 49, pp. 27-8.
Kay, Jackie. Off Colour. Bloodaxe Books, 1998.
Kay, Jackie. Other Lovers. Bloodaxe Books, 1993.
Kay, Jackie. “Poems on war: Jackie Kay is inspired by Siegfried Sassoon”. theguardian.com.
Kay, Jackie. “Poets on tour: reeling after the referendum”. theguardian.com.
Kay, Jackie. Red Dust Road. Pan Macmillan, 2010.
Kay, Jackie. “Sailing on Two Boats: Second Generation Perspectives, 1993”. Ethnic Communities Oral History Project: Hammersmith and Fulham Studies Centre, London: Community History Series 11: 2-6, Ethnic Communities Oral History Project, pp. 2-6.
Kay, Jackie. “Short story endings”. Mslexia, Vol.
20, pp. 44-5.
Kay, Jackie. That Distance Apart. Turret Books, 1991.
Kay, Jackie. The Adoption Papers. Bloodaxe Books, 1991.
Kay, Jackie, and Sue Williams. The Frog Who Dreamed She Was an Opera Singer. Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 1998.
Kay, Jackie. The Lamplighter. Bloodaxe, 2008.
Kay, Jackie. “Threshold”. Scottish Poetry Library.
Kay, Jackie. Trumpet. Picador, 1998.
Kay, Jackie. “Twice Over”. Gay Sweatshop: Four Plays and a Company, edited by Philip Osment, Methuen Drama, 1989, pp. 121-46.