The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2015 is to be awarded to Liz Lochhead, Scotland’s national poet.
Lochhead, who was appointed the second Scots Makar early in 2011, wins the prize for her body of work.
“Liz Lochhead has made a unique contribution to Scottish poetry,” said Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, who chaired the judging committee.
The medal is awarded annually, for either many years’ work or a collection published in the year of the award.
“Since the early 1970s Liz has influenced an entire generation of other writers bringing a new kind of poetry performance to the stage, as well as a different set of rhythms to the page,” Duffy continued.
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