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1 : something (such as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind
2 : an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage

It is the night my driver's door opens
at the traffic-jam-junction, the stalled
red lights. The click as the door in front unlocks. His sudden
lunge forward, the fast words, a swung fist at the other driver,
caught cold, and I watch--
From 'In this battle, there won't be many hugs', 2nd prize
winner in the Welshpool Poetry Festival Competition 2020

In Windfalls, Wild writes of fruit blown down by the wind, of
unexpected and unearned gains which renew the beauty and
joy of life. Here flying trampolines disrupt trains, apples carpet
gardens, the Balloon Girl rises and the red moon sinks. In a city
of ups and downs the Handkerchief Tree rare-blooms, fists and
knickers are flung, crestfallen angels consider dates, carnivores
go hungry, wedding vows are made and a pandemic honeymoon
is cancelled. These are also stories of heroines who fall or jump
from pedestals, taking risks in a world that is often dangerous
for women, but refusing to settle for the conventional. Wild
continues to bring us her refreshingly slant world view, whether
unpicking the domestic, the political or the environmental.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 148 x 210mm
  • Cardigan, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912681757
  • 9781912681754

About Susie Wild

Susie Wild is author of the poetry
collection Better Houses, the short story
collection The Art of Contraception listed
for the Edge Hill Prize, and the novella
Arrivals. Her work has recently featured in
Carol Ann Duffy's pandemic project Write
Where We Are Now, The Atlanta Review,
Ink, Sweat & Tears and Poetry Wales. She
placed second in the Welshpool Poetry
Festival Competition 2020, was highly
commended in the Prole Laureate Prize
2020, was shortlisted for an Ink Sweat &
Tears Pick of the Month 2020 and longlisted in the Mslexia Women's
Poetry Competition 2018. Born in London, she lives in a Cardiff.
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