I am happy to share a poem I have up at Vox Poetica. Thanks so much to the editors!
Strange Beauty, my second poetry collection, is now available for pre order HERE. All pre ordered copies will ship on December 15th.
I am so excited that the book is finally available, thanks so much for your support!
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…”
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
Strange Beauty 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.
Copyright Susan Sweetland Garay 2015. All rights reserved.
East Jasmine Review Vol 2 Issue 4, which includes two of my poems, Tracks and Prayer, is now available. Check it out!
Thanks again to the editors!
I am super happy to announce that my second poetry collection, Strange Beauty, has been accepted for publication by Aldrich Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books and will be published in 2015.
Publication details are in the works and will be announced shortly.
Thank you so much for your support and for reading!
I am super happy to announce that my poem “Saying Please” has been nominated by Vox Poetica for the 2014 Pushcart Prize.
A huge thank you to Annmarie at Vox Poetica.
Check out issue 5 of Rose Red Review, it features my photo “driftwood” http://roseredreview.org/2013-summer/
A poem and photo are both included in issue 14 of Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine.
Its a fantastic issue, check it out!