Poet and novelist Susan Wicks was born in Kent, England, in 1947. She is the author of several collections of poetry including Singing Underwater (1992), which won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize, and The Clever Daughter (1996), which was shortlisted for both the T S Eliot and Forward Prizes, and she was included in the Poetry Society’s ‘New Generation Poets’ promotion in 1994. Her latest collection, House of Tongues, was published in 2011. She was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize in 2015 for her translation of Talking Vrouz by Valérie Rouzeau (Arc Visible Poets Series). Read a poem from the collection, ‘the boy gives back the mango…‘, by Valérie Rouzeau.