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He has been on the poetry scene over the last 25 years as a voice for transformative spiritual, political and psychological awareness. He has been described as England's foremost transformation poet (Caduceus magazine, 2007). He believes that poetry has a unique, catalytic role in our culture.
Jay has edited poetry for Kindred Spirit (1997-2004), Caduceus (2002-), and More to Life (2006). More recently he has been poet-in-residence at St James' Church, Piccadilly in London (2005-6).
Anamnesis is now available on CD (recorded with Tibetan bowls) from www.lotusfoundation.org.uk, the website also has the texts of the 16 poems, written monthly over the period.
More recently he has completed a residency in the Sinai desert for the Makhad Trust (March 2010) with a sequence of poems and photographs (see www.makhad.org) which will be published and exhibited, and also for the church at North Stoke near Bath (July-August 2010) for Martin Palmer at ICOREC/ARC. www.arcworld.org
Jay Ramsay has written many individual collections including Kingdom of the Edge (New & Selected Poems 1980-1998; Element Books, 1999), some classic Chinese translations Tao Te Ching, I Ching, Kuan Yin; Element, 1993/HarperCollins, 1995), and two acclaimed prose books about alchemy (1997 and 2005), he has also edited four anthologies of New British Poetry: Angels of Fire - an anthology of radical poetry, commissioned by Andrew Motion (Chatto & Windus, 1986), Transformation - the poetry of spiritual consciousness (RGP, 1988), Earth Ascending - an anthology of living poetry, 55 Contemporary British Poets (Stride, 1997), and Into the Further Reaches - an anthology of Contemporary British Poetry celebrating the spiritual journey (64 poets: PS Avalon, 2007).
His latest collections are Out of Time, Poems 1998-2008 (PSAvalon), The Poet in You (O Books) and Places of Truth (Awen).
Poems by Jay Ramsay
- After Rumi
- At Fintry House
- Blessed Unrest
- By Loch Arrow
- I saw a great light come down over London
- In the Aber Valley
- In the End: The Beginning
- Infinity and Beyond
- St. Ives
- Traveller: stop a moment (from Anamnesis)
- For the Children (from In the Unknown)
Interview with Jay Ramsay
A good, thought-provoking interview with Jay Ramsay.
Many Leaves... Jay Ramsay - poems
A sampling of more poems by Jay Ramsay
Jay Ramsay's official website, focusing on his poetry, psychotherapy, and healing work. Several samples of his poems. A complete list of all his published books. And more information on his workshops.