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From Mcminnville, OR
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CURRENTLY ON PRE ORDER. Your books will ship as soon as they arrive to me, by mid October 2018 at the latest.



With a discerning eye, Susie Sweetland Garay tracks her life as a wife, mother, and artist. She captures the beauty and vitality of the natural world, the joy and struggle of motherhood and infertility, and the magic that can be found in daily living. Reflected in the words are the rage, fear, joy and grief that are all part of being human in this world.

The book is 108 pages, measures 6x9 and was published by Boho Books.


"A brilliant blend of confessional intimacy, naturalism, magic, humanism, Susan Sweetland Garay's poetry collection, Ebb & Flow, feels just as its title implies. The verse herein is life-affirming, life-giving, while carrying serious truths that devour old ideas in favor of constant renewal. Garay appears to give wholly of herself among these pages, offering something just short of a memoir, presented in vivid snapshots that bond reader and poet in unspoken friendship. This collection is about love, finding it within and without, and learning how to hold it, gently and safely, as to not break it."

- Nate Ragolia, editor of BONED: A collection of skeletal writings, author of The Retroactivist and There You Feel Free.


"Tip O'Neil once said that "all politics is local"; what I have learned again from Susie Sweetland Garay is that the same can be said of poetry. While I have never been to her corner of the world I feel, through her poems, that I know the landscape of northwestern Oregon as though a friend has guided me through it: she has shown me where to pause to discover its signatures, it's indelible traits and touches. But more than this, I know her Oregon because Susie has made it a fixture of her intimate thoughts, her wishes and words of love and advice to those who matter most. But just as moving is how the verses in her book are shaped, perhaps in equal measure, by the terrestrial contours she has made a part of herself. Ebb & Flow is a voice, one which I will not forget."

- Jeremy Nathan Marks, a Canada-based American essayist and poet


"Susie Sweetland Garay's Ebb & Flow is a collection steeped in the power of memory, both in your mind and in your muscles. It is a testament to nostalgia, to coming close to the things we fear and in that moment daring to keep our eyes open. Writing about the body, bones, the earth, and motherhood, she weaves a narrative of forgiveness and compassion reminding us that we are beautiful because we are temporary. These are poems about truth and mercy and the surprising hope that sprouts from death - the way a good wind can wipe
us clean. Lyrical and haunting, Garay's work cuts to the core of our needs reminding us that, "So much can change when you ask the right questions."

- Ally Malinenko, author of Fitting the Ocean in Your Mouth
CURRENTLY ON PRE ORDER. Your books will ship as soon as they arrive to me, by mid October 2018 at the latest.



With a discerning eye, Susie Sweetland Garay tracks her life as a wife, mother, and artist. She captures the beauty and vitality of the natural world, the joy and struggle of motherhood and infertility, and the magic that can be found in daily living. Reflected in the words are the rage, fear, joy and grief that are all part of being human in this world.

The book is 108 pages, measures 6x9 and was published by Boho Books.


"A brilliant blend of confessional intimacy, naturalism, magic, humanism, Susan Sweetland Garay's poetry collection, Ebb & Flow, feels just as its title implies. The verse herein is life-affirming, life-giving, while carrying serious truths that devour old ideas in favor of constant renewal. Garay appears to give wholly of herself among these pages, offering something just short of a memoir, presented in vivid snapshots that bond reader and poet in unspoken friendship. This collection is about love, finding it within and without, and learning how to hold it, gently and safely, as to not break it."

- Nate Ragolia, editor of BONED: A collection of skeletal writings, author of The Retroactivist and There You Feel Free.


"Tip O'Neil once said that "all politics is local"; what I have learned again from Susie Sweetland Garay is that the same can be said of poetry. While I have never been to her corner of the world I feel, through her poems, that I know the landscape of northwestern Oregon as though a friend has guided me through it: she has shown me where to pause to discover its signatures, it's indelible traits and touches. But more than this, I know her Oregon because Susie has made it a fixture of her intimate thoughts, her wishes and words of love and advice to those who matter most. But just as moving is how the verses in her book are shaped, perhaps in equal measure, by the terrestrial contours she has made a part of herself. Ebb & Flow is a voice, one which I will not forget."

- Jeremy Nathan Marks, a Canada-based American essayist and poet


"Susie Sweetland Garay's Ebb & Flow is a collection steeped in the power of memory, both in your mind and in your muscles. It is a testament to nostalgia, to coming close to the things we fear and in that moment daring to keep our eyes open. Writing about the body, bones, the earth, and motherhood, she weaves a narrative of forgiveness and compassion reminding us that we are beautiful because we are temporary. These are poems about truth and mercy and the surprising hope that sprouts from death - the way a good wind can wipe
us clean. Lyrical and haunting, Garay's work cuts to the core of our needs reminding us that, "So much can change when you ask the right questions."

- Ally Malinenko, author of Fitting the Ocean in Your Mouth

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.
    stories of the green and growing - large cast sterling silver succulent necklace
  • 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...
    Nature lover - sterling silver pelvic bone and flower necklace - creation edition
  • 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!
    Amethyst and sterling silver cuff - bracelet, natural stone

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