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Strange Beauty - book of poetry by Susan Sweetland Garay

Strange Beauty - book of poetry by Susan Sweetland Garay

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, pen, imagination
  • Favorited by: 13 people
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What customers are saying about Strange Beauty:

"Susan's poetry is earthy, raw, and absolutely beautiful. I've purchased her writing before and this new chapbook did not disappoint."

"A deeply thought-provoking collection of beautiful poetry. I thoroughly love this book!"

"Beautiful! Susie is an artist of words."

"A beautiful poetry collection by a top notch poet."

***

"Strange Beauty is an exceptionally appropriate title for this collection of poems. Susan Sweetland Garay marvels at the ordinary, expressing her observations about the everyday with precision and adoration in equal measure. Her poetry will make you fall in love with the world or fall in love with it even more. "The sacred/and mundane/overlap like/ocean and sand,/in constant motion..."

-Matt Margo
Author of When Empurpled: An Elegy
editor of Zoomoozophone Review


"Garay's poetry is sharp and clean, yet embraces ideas with lines as open and wild as they are sonorous. Her words blur dichotomies to pastel shades, then soar through vistas where art meets elegance and free-flying expressions of color and sound wing their way along like chromatic birds. A talented poetess with a bright future ahead of her to be sure."

-Earl E.S. Wynn
Editor of Leaves of Ink

"With its unadorned images and pared back narrative, Strange Beauty is filled with exactly that—strange beauty. The world introduced within these histories balances between fantasy and reality, between the world we wonder at and the world we struggle in. This narrator is domestic instinct—is woken by secrets—is presenter of rain and waves in the sea—with her dream-like charm on exhibition."

—Stephanie Bryant Anderson
Founder of Red Paint Hill Publishing
author of Monozygotic | Codependent


This is Susan's second published collection of poetry. It includes 77 pages of original writing with themes including motherhood, family relationships, finding beauty in the ordinary and a relationship with the natural world.

The book is available through Aldrich Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books. Please include a message in comments if you would like a signed copy of the book.

Books have arrived and will ship within 2 days of purchase :)

Copyright Susan Sweetland Garay 2015. All rights reserved.
What customers are saying about Strange Beauty:

"Susan's poetry is earthy, raw, and absolutely beautiful. I've purchased her writing before and this new chapbook did not disappoint."

"A deeply thought-provoking collection of beautiful poetry. I thoroughly love this book!"

"Beautiful! Susie is an artist of words."

"A beautiful poetry collection by a top notch poet."

***

"Strange Beauty is an exceptionally appropriate title for this collection of poems. Susan Sweetland Garay marvels at the ordinary, expressing her observations about the everyday with precision and adoration in equal measure. Her poetry will make you fall in love with the world or fall in love with it even more. "The sacred/and mundane/overlap like/ocean and sand,/in constant motion..."

-Matt Margo
Author of When Empurpled: An Elegy
editor of Zoomoozophone Review


"Garay's poetry is sharp and clean, yet embraces ideas with lines as open and wild as they are sonorous. Her words blur dichotomies to pastel shades, then soar through vistas where art meets elegance and free-flying expressions of color and sound wing their way along like chromatic birds. A talented poetess with a bright future ahead of her to be sure."

-Earl E.S. Wynn
Editor of Leaves of Ink

"With its unadorned images and pared back narrative, Strange Beauty is filled with exactly that—strange beauty. The world introduced within these histories balances between fantasy and reality, between the world we wonder at and the world we struggle in. This narrator is domestic instinct—is woken by secrets—is presenter of rain and waves in the sea—with her dream-like charm on exhibition."

—Stephanie Bryant Anderson
Founder of Red Paint Hill Publishing
author of Monozygotic | Codependent


This is Susan's second published collection of poetry. It includes 77 pages of original writing with themes including motherhood, family relationships, finding beauty in the ordinary and a relationship with the natural world.

The book is available through Aldrich Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books. Please include a message in comments if you would like a signed copy of the book.

Books have arrived and will ship within 2 days of purchase :)

Copyright Susan Sweetland Garay 2015. All rights reserved.

Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars (376)
  • x094644 Aug 14, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Necklace was even more beautiful in person than in the picture. Gave it to more daughter and she loved it! Besides being a talented artist, Susie responded to my emails promptly and shipped the necklace when promised.
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  • Kim Jun 5, 2018
    3 out of 5 stars
    The necklace was exactly as pictured. It is beautiful and I was so excited to wear it. Update: My rating is going down to just Okay. The jump rings on the necklace needed to be adjusted several times. The chain was so small, it slipped through the jump rings. It eventually fell off, after only a few wearings, and I lost the necklace. In retrospect, I should have just used a new chain after the first adjustment. I contacted the shop to see if she might be willing to make me a version of it for purchase but she said she was not metal smithing currently. I might suggest checking the chain or using a new chain when you receive your order so this doesn’t happen to you. It was a very beautiful pendant and sad to lose.
    The necklace was exactly as pictured. It is beautiful and I was so excited to wear it. Update: My rating is going down to just Okay. The jump rings on the necklace needed to be adjusted several times. The chain was so small, it slipped through the jump rings. It eventually fell off, after only a few wearings, and I lost the necklace. In retrospect, I should have just used a new chain after the first adjustment. I contacted the shop to see if she might be willing to make me a version of it for purchase but she said she was not metal smithing currently. I might suggest checking the...
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  • ImmanentGrove May 4, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Cool, well-made ring! Thanks so much!!
    Crystal ring - sterling silver cast crystal - size 7
  • Michelle Humphreys Apr 10, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Very pretty cuff bracelet. Pleased with this purchase! Thank you!
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