‘How the world sustains’: Kathleen Jamie

I once made a mixtape for Kathleen Jamie. Two, in fact. In my first year at University, Kathleen Jamie was the writer-in-residence. For the weekly writers' group meetings, her and three students (I was one) decamped from her office on Dundee's Nethergate to a nearby café or pub to rant about the Tory government of … Continue reading ‘How the world sustains’: Kathleen Jamie

Re-reading Kerouac

"Standing on the street corner waiting for no-one is Power" - Gregory Corso I first read On the Road when I was 17. That's the perfect age to read Kerouac, to discover the Beats, and from the Beats to find Ken Kesey, Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, William Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson and so … Continue reading Re-reading Kerouac