Roddy Lumsden published ten books of poetry. His last book, So Glad I’m Me (2017), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Originally from St Andrews, he lived in London where he taught at City University and Morley College. He edited work on several prize-winning poetry collections and was organiser and host of the reading series BroadCast in London. A popular performer of his work, he 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 was 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 also carried out several residency projects, including being poet-in-residence to the music industry and in a five-star hotel and golf resort.