Roddy Lumsden

Roddy Lumsden (b. 1966)
Photograph of Roddy Lumsden © Bloodaxe Books
Roddy Lumsden © Bloodaxe Books



Roddy Lumsden was born in St Andrews. He is the author of nine collections of poetry and is a freelance writer, specialising in quizzes and puzzles. 

Full Biography

Roddy Lumsden was born in St Andrews, and attended University and continued to live in Edinburgh before moving to London. His first collection, Yeah Yeah Yeah (1997) was shortlisted for the Forward and Saltire prizes, and his second, The Book of Love (2000), for the T. S. Eliot Prize. He has nine full poetry collections and is the editor of Identity Parade: new British and Irish poets (Bloodaxe, 2010) and The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt, 2011). 

Lumsden is a freelance writer, specialising in quizzes, puzzles, and popular reference: Vitamin Q: a temple of trivia, lists and curious words was published in 2004. 

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Yeah Yeah Yeah (Bloodaxe Books,1997)
The Book of Love (Bloodaxe Books, 2000)
Roddy Lumsden is Dead (Wrecking Ball Press, 2001)
Mischief Night: new & selected poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2004)
Third Wish Wasted (Bloodaxe Books, 2009)
Terrific Melancholy (Bloodaxe Books, 2011)
The Bells of Hope (Penned in the Margins, 2012)
Not All Honey (Bloodaxe Books, 2014) 
So Glad I'm Me (Bloodaxe Books, 2017)