Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Liz Lochhead
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Liz Lochhead was born in in Motherwell, Lanarkshire and now lives in Glasgow.

She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, taught art at schools in Glasgow and Bristol for eight years and in 1978 she went to Canada for a year, after being selected for the first Scottish Writers Exchange Fellowship.

She was appointed Glasgow Poet Laureate in February 2005, is Honorary President of the Scottish Poetry Library and was made National Poet of Scotland in January 2011


Memo for Spring (Reprographia, 1972)

Dreaming Frankenstein (Polygon, 1984)

True Confessions and New Clichés (Polygon, 1985)

Bagpipe Muzak (Penguin, 1991)

The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003 (Polygon, 2003)


Scottish Arts Council Book Award, 1972 & 1984

Cholmondeley Award, 2002

Scottish Book of the Year, 2001

Fellow of Glasgow School of Art, RSAMD, Glasgow Institute of Art

Honorary Doctor of Letters of Glasgow University


Blood and Ice (1982)

Tartuffe (Polygon, 1986)

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (Penguin, 1989) Medea (Nick Hern Books, 2000)

Dracula (1989)

Cuba (1997

Perfect Days (1998)

Misery Guts (2002)

Good Things (2006)

Work for television

Latin for a Dark Room BBC Tartan Shorts 1994

The Story of Frankenstein, orkshire Television.


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