“Listening to a poem is not like reading a poem; there’s a sense of enlivening as a poem is launched into the air” (Alastair Cook)

The poem La Plage was written by Scottish poet Jane McKie and is steeped in bright sunshine and knee-deep in children. Jane McKie has nine poetry publications, both pamphlets and book-length, some as collaborations with artists and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.

La Plage is read by Alastair Cook and premiered at the McEwan Hall, Edinburgh, as part of This Collection in March 2010.