Liz Lochhead

Author

Liz Lochhead was born in Motherwell in 1947. While studying at the Glasgow School of Art she began to write seriously, gradually losing her way with her initial dream of becoming a painter. Her first book of poetry, Memo for Spring, was published in 1972 and sold 5,000 copies. The Scottish-Canadian Writers Exchange Fellowship,1978–9, marked her transition to full-time writer. She has since published several plays and poetry collections including A Choosing and most recently Fugitive Colours. Liz Lochhead was Scots Makar from 2011–2016.

Liz Lochhead was born in Motherwell in 1947. While studying at the Glasgow School of Art she began to write seriously, gradually losing her way with her initial dream of becoming a painter. Her first book of poetry, Memo for Spring, was published in 1972 and sold 5,000 copies. The Scottish-Canadian Writers Exchange Fellowship,1978–9, marked her transition to full-time writer. She has since published several plays and poetry collections including A Choosing and most recently Fugitive Colours. Liz Lochhead was Scots Makar from 2011–2016.

Books

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £25.00

    Liz Lochhead is one of the country’s leading poets. Her work has paved the way and inspired some of the most inspirational voices writing in Scotland today, including Ali Smith, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy. In A Handsel, the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 24 Mar 2022
    £10.00

    This is an exclusive limited edition with a preface by Liz Lochhead and a new introduction by Ali Smith. Liz Lochhead is one of the leading poets writing in Britain today. This, her debut collection, published in 1972, was a landmark publication....

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £5.00

    Introduced by Liz Lochhead, in this selection we journey round Scotland in ‘Canedolia’, study its history in ‘Picts’, home in on Morgan’s own city of Glasgow in ‘Glasgow Sonnet v’, imagine the country’s future in ‘The Coin’.

  • Hardback | Pub: 24 May 2016
    £12.99

    This stunning collection features never before published work along with poems written during her time as Scots Makar, and marks the end of her term as Scotland’s Poet Laureate (2011-2016). Whether commissioned works, such as ‘Connecting...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2011
    £9.99

    During her career Liz Lochhead has been described variously as a poet, feminist playwright, translator and broadcaster but has said that ‘when somebody asks me what I do I usually say writer. The most precious thing to me is to be a poet. If I...

  • Hardback | Pub: 31 Aug 2004
    £9.99

    *Suitable for reading aloud – a lot of similar anthologies have weddings as their subject but don’t offer really public poems *Chosen by the Scottish Poetry Library’s Assistant Librarian, who has been answering the constant stream...