Andrew Dodds

Andrew Dodds (1872 - 1959)

Biography

Summary

Andrew Dodds was born into a mining family in Midlothian. He channelled his talent for writing into newspaper articles supporting Labour politics and the work of agricultural unions, and five books of poetry, from The Lothian Land in 1917 to The Lady April in 1951, which gave an unsentimental picture of the life of farm labourers.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

The Lothian Land: poems (Aberdeen: The Scottish Farm Servant, 1917)
Songs of the Fields (Stirling: The Scottish Farm Servant, 1920)
Antrin Sangs (Stirling: The Scottish Farm Servant, 1921)
Poppies in the Corn: verses in Lothian Scots (Glasgow: Gowans and Grey, 1924)
The Lady April: new poems (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1951)
Andrew Dodds: the Midlothian poet: a new selection of his poetry (Loanhead: Midlothian Council Library Service, 2009)