Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead , born in Lanarkshire in 1947, is one of Scotland’s leading writers, the recipient of numerous awards and the author of many volumes of poetry, plays, and film scripts. Her most recent major collection is The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003. Her readings are justly celebrated for their powerful and often humorous delivery.

The following recordings are from a reading in association with the AHRC funded Irish-Scottish Poetry Project, on the 23 of November 2007:

Bagpipe Music by Louis MacNeice

Kids Poem / Bairnsang

Poem for my sister

The man from the comic strip

Ira and George

From Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Educating Agnes (from a translation of Moliere's Ecole des Femmes)

Miseryguts (from a translation of Moliere's Le Misanthrope)

The New Married Miner

The Baker

The Year's Midnight


Ceasefire by Michael Longley




© Liz Lochhead and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry 2007