Full head and shoulders photo of author, with short blonde hair flying in a breeze and a golden field behind her. She's wearing red glasses and looks pink with the sun.Eleanor Livingstone’s first collection, Even the Sea (rev. edition 2023), was shortlisted for the 2010 London New Poetry award for first collections. Selections from this collection have been translated into six other languages.

Other publications include pamphlets: The Last King of Fife and Eleanor Livingstone, A Sampler.

She lives in Fife where she worked as a paralegal and creative writing tutor before becoming Festival Director for StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

She served as StAnza Festival Director for over a decade (2010 - 2021).



  • Surprising the Misses McCruvie, Red Squirrel Press, 2023
  • A Sampler (HappenStance, 2008)
  • The Last King of Fife (HappenStance, 2005)

Full collection:

Even the Sea, Red Squirrel Press, 2010, 2023

and as editor:

  • Skein of Geese (The Shed Press, 2008)
  • Migraasje: Versions in Scots and Shetlandic (Stravaigers, 2008).