Larissa Reid is a poet and fiction writer, and has been working as a freelance science writer since 2012. She is a founder member of the Edinburgh writing collective, Twisted::Colon. Larissa is intrigued by visible and invisible boundary lines in landscapes and language – liminal spaces, geological faultlines, myth versus reality – and how these influence people and society.

Larissa’s poetry has been published in Northwords Now, The Darg (an anthology celebrating the life of Hamish Henderson), Beyond the Swelkie (an anthology celebrating the centenary of George Mackay Brown’s birth), Reliquiae by Corbel Stone Press, Silk and Smoke magazine, Green Ink Poetry, Fenacular, and Black Bough Poetry’s anthologies. She was also shortlisted for the Janet Coats Memorial Prize at Paisley Book Festival 2020. Latest details are available in the News section.

Larissa’s first collection of poetry, In February, was published early in 2019. To buy a copy: https://twistedcolon.blog/2019/01/30/poetry-collection-in-february/ Her second pamphlet, ‘Caesura’, was published in a limited print run in May 2022. See News for more details.

Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in two Twisted::Colon anthologies, published in 2016 and 2019 (https://twistedcolon.blog/). She also had a story published in Nightingale & Sparrow’s magazine (Issue IV, Nevermore) in October 2019, and a creative non-fiction essay published by Epoch Press in Spring 2021.

Larissa is currently working with mixed media artist Elspeth Knight on a collaborative arts project called rock|salt. The project explores the heritage of the South of Fife. Full details: https://www.instagram.com/rocksaltproject/

Larissa lives in Fife on the east coast of Scotland.

What People Say

Poetry to shake the senses awake with the splash of language.

Kenny Taylor, naturalist and writer, editor of Northwords Now

Beautiful poems, thank you for enriching my day.

Purchaser of ‘In February’

Cover artwork for In February by Blessed Unrest:


2019, Fife, Scotland: Author & Poet Larissa Reid. (Pic by Cate Gillon)