Victoria Field is a writer and poetry therapist who has lived and worked in Turkey, Russia, Pakistan and most recently, Cornwall.
Her most recent book is a new poetry collection A Speech of Birds. This follows an acclaimed memoir of marriage and pilgrimage, Baggage – A Book of Leavings, published in 2016.
She is the author of three collections of poetry. The second, Many Waters, was based on a year-long residency at Truro Cathedral. The Lost Boys, published in 2013 by Waterloo Press, won the Holyer an Gof Award for Poetry and Drama. She translates poetry from Georgian with Natalia Bukia-Peters.
A Speech of Birds brings together poems of place and time, tracing the course of a calendar year with its epiphanies and losses.
This is the first translation into English of a major collection of work by the celebrated Georgian poet, performer and human rights activitist, Zurab Rtveliashvili.
This anthology is the first to present contemporary Georgian women poets translated into English alongside the original Georgian.
How does anyone survive the ending of a marriage? In Baggage, both Victoria Field’s sense of wonder and awareness of loss continually fascinate. She packs her bag and joins hundreds of other pilgrims, but only a poet could depict so acutely how a marriage fails.