Pathologies | Kathleen Jamie | Granta Magazine


Kathleen Jamie

‘It felt surprisingly good to be part of that rough tribe of the mortal.’

A few hours before my mother died, eventually of pneumonia, the disease they call ‘the old man’s friend’, in a small side room with muted lighting in our local hospital, there was a deluge of rain. I can’t recall whether curtains or a blind screened the window, but I remember being puzzled b…

Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie is a poet and essayist. Her books include the essay collections Findings and Sightlines and the poetry collections The Overhaul and The Bonniest Companie, which will be published this autumn. She is Chair of Poetry at Stirling University and lives with her family in Fife.

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