I am delighted to announce that my pamphlet, Lumière, is now available from Hedgehog Poetry Press

The pamphlet costs £5.99 and you can also buy it directly from me at the following launch events:

27th November 2018 — The Fishergate Room, Anteros, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich at 7.30pm — Launch of both “Lumière” and “In the Kingdom of Shadows“.

17th December 2018 — The Poetry Café in Covent Garden — 22 Betterton, London WC2H 9BX at 7.30pm — a showcase of Hedgehog Poetry Press poets which will include readings from Raine Geoghegan, David Mark Williams, Nigel Kent & Sarah Thomson, Karen Dennison, Matt Duggan and myself (reading from “Lumière“).

9th January 2019 — featured poet at Fen Speak, Babylon Gallery, Riverside, Ely at 7.30pm.

17th January 2019 — a special evening of film clips and poetry hosted by the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club which will explore the French films which inspired “Lumière“, accompanied by readings of the relevant poems.   This will be in the Great Hall at Thoresby College, Queen Street, King’s Lynn at 7.30pm.

6th February 2019 — guest poet at Lynn Speak open mic at the Friends’ Meeting House, Bridge Street, King’s Lynn at 7.30pm.

Praise for Lumière:

“In her debut pamphlet, Sue Burge has captured the very essence of a Parisian dream.   A residency in Paris allowed Sue the time to immerse herself both in the culture and the history of film centred in the City of Light, a passion for the cinema which she brings to life in Lumière.
Throughout Lumière Sue displays a unique and authentic voice, weaving a rich tapestry of emotions and unveiling an unflinching perspective.   This is a confident and immensely impressive collection with an underlying humanity that richly rewards the reader and leaves you wondering what she will do next.”
Mark Davidson, Hedgehog Poetry Press


“Sue Burge’s Lumière is wonderfully at ease in its own skin in its evocation of Paris and she carries her knowledge of French cinema brilliantly and yet lightly.”
Penelope Shuttle


Lumière has been nominated for both the Ted Hughes Award and the Pushcart Prize.


In the Kingdom of Shadows

I also have a first collection, In the Kingdom of Shadows, with Live Canon Poetry Press. Copies of the book (£9.99) will be available at all Sue’s launch events (see above) and writing courses. You can also order copies of the book from Live Canon The book is also available from Amazon
There will be a launch specifically for this collection on:
21th November 2018 The Poetry Café in Covent Garden — 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX. Time 7.30pm-9pm
The collection will also be available for sale at all the other launch events (except 17th December).