Monday, 25 November 2019

Turkish/ Welsh Poetry Cultural Exchange: Pomegranate Garden in Cardiff

Representatives from the Cardiff poetry scene, Literature Wales and the British Council were at St Canna's in Cardiff yesterday to welcome the Turkish poet and writer Haydar Ergülen to Wales and share a cultural exchange with readings from his new selected poems Pomegranate Garden as well as poetry about Cardiff, about Wales, about place and about love. All with a bonus buffet and wine! It was a superb way to spend a Sunday lunchtime.
Featuring tanslator, editor and poet Caroline Stockford alongside Cardiff-based poets Topher Mills, J. Brookes, Kate North, Roberto Pastore, Luca Paci, Mab Jones and myself.
Thanks to British Council Wales and Literature Wales for their support, to all the poets who took part, all who came along, and to the team at St Canna's Ale House for helping to make it run smoothly. 

Monday, 5 August 2019

Gig Alerts: Ledbury, Laugharne, Stourbridge, Cardiff

Hello Dears,

I hope you are all having a fantastic summer! Good news, my second poetry collection Windfalls, is coming out in October 2020. While I iron out the creases I've a few gigs coming up, some poetry straight as Susie Wild, some mixing it up with some songs with my partner in crime and creativity as Susie Wildsmith / Ben Wildsmith / The Wildsmiths, alongside many more of his own songs, fingerpickin' genius and well-chosen covers... Listen to Ben's 1998 album The Lowest Form of Folk for free on Soundcloud.


Fri 9 – The Barn, Ledbury, 7pm, (reading some poems and joining the husbear Ben Wildsmith on some of his songs), free entry.

Sun 18 – The Wildsmiths: In Concert, Brown's Hotel, Laugharne, 3-5:45pm, (reading some poems and joining the husbear Ben Wildsmith on some of his songs), free entry

Mon 26 – The Wildsmiths, Katie Fitzgeralds, Stourbridge, 5pm, (reading some poems and joining the husbear Ben Wildsmith on some of his songs).


Tues 17 – Susie Wild & Jonathan Edwards, Poetry Guest Readers @ Company of Words, The Littleman Coffee Co, Cardiff, 6.30pm + open mic, £4 on the door

Thurs 19 – Performing poetry in support of J. Brookes' book launch at Tiny Rebel, Cardiff, 7pm, £3 on the door

I hope to see your lovely faces there!

Susie Q Xx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Photo Blog: The Poems from Cardiff anthology launch group shot!

"Thanks again to all the terrific authors who came along to read their poems from our Seren Cardiff anthology pamphlet. Can you spot them?! @serenbooks @chaptertweets — with Peter FinchSusie WildsmithClare PotterMab JonesKate NorthBob WaltonSarah Rowland Jones and Jonathan Edwards." – Amy Wack

Monday, 29 April 2019

Gig Alert: Poems from Cardiff anthology launch

I'm looking forward to reading at the launch for this at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Thursday!

"Hello Everyone, including new members - one more week until First Thursday of the Month at Chapter Arts Centre. We will be featuring a number of the famous contributors to the Cardiff poems pamphlet! Media Point, 7:30, £3 entry as usual and please bring along your own 'Cardiff' poems for our open mic." – Amy Wack Chapter Arts Centre

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

How Much Sickness Are We Talking, Exactly?

We love a good wedding at IS&T and want to wish all the very best to Susie Wild and Ben who are getting married today! 'How Much Sickness Are We Talking, Exactly?' from Susie, for Ben, and on now! ❤️❤️❤️
For we’ve already had more than our fair share,
fevered and sweaty in our whirlwind love,
and are you sick of me yet, darling? Anyway
as I fall over, fall further into this, as a date
is set, as our goose is cooked, love?

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Gig alert: St Canna is 2 – The Parthian Readings

I'm kicking off St Canna's 2nd Birthday Party in Cardiff today with Parthian authors and pals reading including Tristan Hughes, Lloyd Markham, Matthew Scott, Ben Smith and yours truly. Come along and see us between 4 and 5.30pm. There's music and street food after, and the bar is open until midnight.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Gig Alert: The Poetry Cafe, London

You are cordially invited to join Parthian Books at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Kate Noakes' latest poetry collection.

The Filthy Quiet has attracted early notices as follows:
"Kate Noakes’ new collection is a trove of rich materials – rare minerals, sharp sense-impressions and resonant myths. It makes you want to touch… and when you do, it burns. There’s a fire beneath that surface, all the fiercer for keeping just out of sight, licking up through the cracks." - Philip Gross 
Kate Noakes’ The Filthy Quiet is a collection aloud with every imaginable sensation - poems that teem with soundscape, texture and detail, are lithe and lusty, full of movement; timed and poised precisely, sprung like clockwork mechanisms, knowing the exact weight and measure necessary in the poem’s discrete making. Noakes’ poetry brings forward an electrifying premise - “its charged promises / its dance of light” - full of sparks and campfires, wakeful nights and miracles, and bold women who know the “art of repair”, always brightly striking onwards, generating its own irresistible energy. – Jane Commane
Both Kate and Susie Wild, her editor at Parthian will be reading. they will be joined by fellow Parthian poet, Mark Blayney. Books will be for sale.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival

I'm looking forward to hosting this event with some excellent new and emerging poets in Cardiff a week Saturday. Come along and find your new favourite poetic voices...

Sat 9 Feb 10.30am


Parthian Editor and poet Susie Wild introduces six authors, all poets who live and work in Wales.

Our showcase aims to give you a sampler of these varied voices, all who have made an impact with their new collections: Mab Jones, Ailbhe Darcy, Rhys Owain Williams, Christina Thatcher, Nia Davies, and Mari Ellis Dunning, will each read for ten minutes from recently published books.

Tickets for this event are also available on the door (£7.50)