Jenny Lindsay

Jenny Lindsay (b. 1982)
Jenny Lindsay by Alex Aithison
Jenny Lindsay © Alex Aithison



Jenny Lindsay is a poet, performer, and promoter of spoken word, based in Edinburgh. 

Full Biography

Growing up in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Jenny Lindsay began her career as a singer-songwriter, which eventually led to her performing her lyrics at Nice N Sleazy’s open mic sessions in Glasgow. She then went on to become a finalist in one of the first Big Word Poetry Slams in 2002. She has continued to perform and compere at events across the UK, including appearances at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Stanza, Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Fest, and Lattitude. Her poetry has featured on BBC Radio Scotland and the BBC World Service among others. Her debut collection, The Things You Leave Behind was published by Red Squirrel Press in 2011, and her pamphlets The Eejit Pit  (2012) and Ire & Salt (2015) by Stewed Rhubarb.

Jenny is a fully qualified GTCS registered teacher of Modern Studies, who regularly delivers spoken word workshops in both primary and secondary schools. As a workshop leader, she has worked with Inky Fingers, Porty Poets, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre and NAWE, amongst others. She was one-half of literary cabaret duo Rally & Broad, alongside fellow poet Rachel McCrum. Jenny is credited with dedicating as much time and energy to the promotion of spoken word as she does to her own writing and performances.

Poems by Jenny Lindsay

There are no poems by this poet on the Scottish Poetry Library website, but we do have items in our library collection.