Event T17

Jackie Kay

May Day

The Wye Stage

This new collection reflects on several decades of the poet's political activism, from her Glasgow childhood, accompanying her parents on Socialist campaigns, through the feminist, LGBT+ and anti-racist movements of the Eighties and Nineties, to the present day when a global pandemic intersects with the urgency of Black Lives Matter. Her writing bring to life a cast of influential figures – Jamaican model Fanny Eaton, muse of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in England; singer, Marxist academic Angela Davis and the poet and civil rights campaigner Audre Lorde. Woven through are lyric poems on the loss of Kay’s parents: poems of grief infused with the light of love and celebration.

Price: £11.00