Liz Lochhead is a poet, playwright and performer who was educated at Glasgow School of Art, graduating with a DA in Drawing and Painting in 1970. She is the author of half a dozen collections of poetry – the most recent, Fugitive Colours, published by Polygon/Birlinn in 2016 – and more than a score of plays for the theatre. From January 2011 until 2016, Liz served a five-year term as Makar, or national poet of Scotland. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2015. Give or take a year here or there, her home since 1965 has been the city of Glasgow.
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