Jane McKie

Senior Lecturer


Jane McKie's first collection, Morocco Rococo (Cinnamon Press), was awarded the 2008 Sundial/Scottish Arts Council prize for best first book of 2007. Her other publications include When the Sun Turns Green (Polygon, 2009), Gardens of Bedsteads (Mariscat, 2011) which was a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice, Kitsune (2015), From the Wonder Book of Would Your Believe It? (2016), Quiet Woman, Stay (2020), Jawbreaker (2021), and Carnation Lily Lily Rose (2023). 

She studied at Edinburgh, Cambridge, Lampeter St David's, and Warwick, and has a background in psychology, anthropology, myth, religion, and literature.

Undergraduate teaching

  • Creative writing: fiction and poetry

Postgraduate teaching

  • Creative writing: poetry and fiction
  • Concrete poetry and artists' books
  • Surrealism and poetry
  • Visual art and poetry
  • Digital art/poetry 
  • Writing speculative fiction
  • Interdisciplinary studies

Research summary

I am interested in creative collaboration across forms and disciplines. I teach both poetry and fiction, focussing on concrete poetry and artists’ books, Surrealism, visual art and poetry, digital art/poetry, writing speculative fiction, and interdisciplinary studies.

Project activity

From 2012 to 2013 I worked as a tutor and facilitator on a project entitled ‘Making it Home’ with female refugees and asylum seekers at the Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) in Glasgow. The project centred around two groups (MIN, and Women Supporting Women, Pilton Community Health Project, Edinburgh) who, in parallel, responded to selected poems on the theme of home and I am keen to continue to explore poems as a way of engaging in community settings.

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