Roddy Lumsden

Roddy Lumsden (1966-2020) was a poet and tutor whose 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 was published by Bloodaxe in 2011, Not All Honey (Bloodaxe) in 2014 and Melt and Solve (Salt) in 2015. So Glad I’m Me in 2017 was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. He was the Series Editor of Salt’s The Best British Poetry anthologies. He taught for the Poetry School and independently. He also worked 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.