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(born in 1947 in Newarthill, Lanarkshire) studied at the Glasgow School of Art. The first work that brought Lochhead to wider notice was Memo for Spring, which was published in 1972 at a time when the Scottish poetry scene was largely male-dominated. Her collections of poetry include Dreaming Frankenstein (1984), True Confessions and New Clichés (1985) and Bagpipe Muzak (1991). Lochhead is also a successful playwright, her productions including Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head Chopped Off (1987) and a Scots-language adaptation of Molière’s Tartuffe (1985). Liz was Scotland’s Makar from 2011 – 2016; she won the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2015