Roddy Lumsden is a poet, editor and tutor. His five collections include Yeah Yeah Yeah (Bloodaxe, 1997), shortlisted for the Forward Prize for the Best First Collection, and The Book of Love(Bloodaxe, 2000), shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Terrific Melancholy, his latest, was published by Bloodaxe in 2011; his seventh collection is due from Bloodaxe this autumn. He is the Series Editor of Salt’s The Best British Poetry anthologies. He lives in London where he teaches for the Poetry School and independently. He also works as a puzzle and quiz writer, and as a compiler and editor of popular reference books. He was a judge for The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition 2014.