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Read an unseen Nick Cave poem

Released to coincide with a limited edition tee, designed for Susie Cave’s label – The Vampire’s Wife

If you aren’t familiar with The Vampire’s Wife, it is the label launched by Susie Cave – wife of iconic singer-songwriter Nick Cave. Taking its name from an unfinished novel by her husband, it is known for feminine fashions worn by the likes of Florence Welch

Its latest release is the third in a series of limited edition tees. Created in collaboration with artist Karen Constance, the t-shirt is titled “Girl Number 3” and features a portrait of a captivating black-haired vampire delicately holding a yellow bird. The hand-printed t-shirts will be sold in a limited run of 200 pieces from Monday, with each numbered and sold in a gift box. 

To coincide with the t-shirt’s release, Susie has enlisted the talents of her husband who has penned a short poem revealing the vampire’s story, premiering on Dazed.

Read the poem below:

She is fierce, violent, of divine power, terrifying.

She came up from the marshes raging wildly.

Her hair is hanging in black rivers,

Her eyes are green lakes,

She returns with the yellow bird-spirit

Kittens and a snake go in front of her.