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Susie Wild is a poet, writer, journalist, critic, lecturer, festival organiser and editor based in Cardiff. Her debut poetry collection 'Better Houses' is out now through Parthian Books. 'The Art of Contraception' was her first book. It was long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. She edited the illustrated short story anthology 'Rarebit' for Parthian's 21st birthday, released December 2013. Illustrated by John Abell. She is Publishing Editor at one of Wales' Leading Indie Publishers, Parthian Books. @Soozerama

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

'Ever wanted to get rid of a memory that holds you back or torments you? Well, you might soon be able to.'

"In an experiment out of the films Total Recall and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, painful experiences have been erased from the brain."

"It is down to Tet1, a gene that overwrites old memories with new ones."
"The gene could treat post-traumatic stress disorder and people haunted by past experiences, researchers say."

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Such sweet parting...

'I'm not asking you to part your legs, dear. Just your fingers. Focus on me. Enlarge my part in your life.'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Poets prefer marmalade

An anthology that states it publishes the ‘best’ poetry written today publishes the best poetry written today. There are a range of poetry awards corresponding to the range of poetry being written. It is necessary to categorise poets. All good young poets win Eric Gregory awards.

Read full piece on Hannah Silva's blog.

Written by Hannah Silva. Commissioned by the Broadsheet, launching the Exeter Poetry Festival: 'I’m performing/talking on the 4th October at an event exploring tribalism in poetry, the supposed borders between different sorts of practice and the usefulness or otherwise of labels such as ‘mainstream’, ‘experimental’ and ‘performance’.'

Not strictly novel-related, but I've also been drafting some new poems this week...