“Of all the things one might expect to discuss over coffee with a Scottish (male) poet, couture dresses are not among them. But then not many Scottish (male) poets have spent time on a fashion shoot with Kate Moss.
Roddy Lumsden, however, was asked by top photographer Nick Knight to be a kind of poet-in-residence while he shot Moss in statement couture dresses for New York’s V Magazine. London-based Lumsden was to write several poems for Knight’s website, picking up on the theme of the shoot – wild flowers. One of them, “Bloom”, would be read by Moss herself.”
Read Susan Mansfield’s interview with Roddy Lumsden in The Scotsman here.