KATHLEEN JAMIE poet and essayist, was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her work concerns nature, travel and culture. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul, which won the Costa Poetry Prize, and The Tree House, which won the Forward prize. Her non-fiction includes the highly regarded books Findings and  Sightlines, both regarded as important contributions to the ‘new nature writing’. Her most recent poetry collection, The Bonniest Companie appeared in 2015, and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. The poems in this booklet are taken from her recently published Selected Poems (Picador 2018).