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About Sue Vickerman
Sue Vickerman has received three Arts Council (UK) awards for her poetry, novels and short stories. 'Passionate, laconic poetry' (UA Fanthorpe), 'salt-drenched - I loved it' (Sandi Toksvig), 'Excellent' (Bloodaxe's Neil Astley), 'piercingly topical - a glorious achievement' (Magnus Magnusson).
Sue Vickerman's latest poetry collection ADVENTUS is 24 poems which, though perennials, may be read as daily pre-Christmas reflections from 1st December. Reviews - 'A murder at Christmas', and the poet 'a wandering Orlando figure with a tsunamic sense of insecurity' (Yorkshire Times).
Sue Vickerman's first poetry collection SHAG was closely followed by THE SOCIAL DECLINE OF THE OYSTERCATCHER. Her novel SPECIAL NEEDS is a biting commentary on Englishness, snobbery, sex and identity.
KUNST, a poetry collection illustrated with life-drawings, is published under the name of fictional character 'Suki', the failed poet and jobbing artist's model (ageing, single, desperate) created by Sue Vickerman and with whom Sue also has a joint collection, THIN BONES LIKE WISH-BONES.
An international readership follows the 'Suki' character's online serialised life-story - a tale both funny and desolate. Read A SMALL LIFE, its sequel TWO SMALL LIVES, and the third volume TRUE LIFE NUDE at: sukithelifemodel.co.uk and watch Suki's movie shorts for free on Sue Vickerman's Amazon author-page.
Home is wherever Sue Vickerman hangs her hat, but her native Yorkshire in England's rugged post-industrial north always draws her back.
The poems in this, Sue Vickerman's first full-length collection, were produced in the years when the poet resided in a remote Scottish lighthouse. Bird-watchers and poetry-lovers alike will delight in poems that range over birds and the world of human relationships with a direct and uncompromising gaze.