Roddy Lumsden has published four books of poetry, most recently Mischief Night – New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe). His fifth collection Third Wish Wasted is due in early 2008. Originally from St Andrews, he lives in London where he teaches at City University and Morley College. He has done editing work on several prize-winning poetry collections and is organiser and host of the reading series BroadCast in London. A popular performer of his work, he has read widely in the UK and the US and in Sweden, Ireland and the Philippines.
Former Vice Chair of the Poetry Society of Great Britain, he has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and several others and was awarded an ACE International Fellowship at the Banff Center in Ontario in 2001. He has also carried out several residency projects, including being poet-in-residence to the music industry and in a five-star hotel and golf resort. He also works as a puzzle and quiz writer and popular reference compiler / editor.