Eddie Linden was born in Northern Ireland in 1935. His difficult childhood in a Lanarkshire mining village is recorded in Who is Eddie Linden? by Sebastian Barker (1979). Linden is best known as the editor and founder (in 1969) of the literary magazine Aquarius. His only other collection of poems was City of Razors (1980). A tribute book, Eddie’s Own Aquarius (2005), features poems, recollections and drawings by Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Bruce Kent, Clare Short and Craigie Aitchison, among a host of others.