SUE LENIER came to prominence in the 1980s while a student at Clare College, Cambridge,
when her two collections of poems, Rain Following and Swansongs became instant
Since then Sue has written a number of plays, including A Fool and His Heart (BBC
Radio 3), Knight Fall and Eden Song (Edinburgh Fringe). She has just completed Doctor’s
Orders – a farce.
Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential and Wonder Boys) is to produce The Poetess, based
on a factual episode in Sue Lenier’s Cambridge University career.
Kazem Al Saher, the Iraqi singer, composer and poet, dubbed the ‘Emperor of Arab
Music’ has commissioned Sue to write the screenplay/libretto for his musical film
version of The Epic of Gilgamesh, the fifth king of Uruk