Sue Wicks

Sue Wicks is a British poet, novelist and translator. Her sixth collection, House of Tongues (Bloodaxe, 2011), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her most recent novel, A Place to Stop, came out from Salt in 2012 and was a White Review Reading Group choice. Her first book of translations of the French poet Valerie Rouzeau, Cold Spring in Winter, was shortlisted for the 2010 International Griffin Prize for Poetry and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and won the Scott Moncrieff Prize. A second book by the same poet, Talking Vrouz (Arc, 2014), is the PBS Winter 2013-14 Recommended Translation.

New Glass

On the other side of the glass the garden mimes itself; even the leaves ripple without a murmur in the breeze. A question-mark above the grass betrays a cat, suggests what the cat’s after. If a sparrow dies it dies …

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