Cold River











102 pages of beautiful poetry, illustrated with Helen Plenert's wonderful illustrations and a vibrant cover from Helen that captures the essence of Sue's work.

6 x 9, Perfect Bound



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When you read these poems you will realize you have stepped “into the abyss of deep space” and you will ask yourself, as the speaker in one of Sue Daly’s poems does: “could this be astral travel?” Here “boundaries of time twist into/the past, present, and future” as the poems grapple with the struggles between joyousness and despair, suffering and forgiveness--as they become a kind of survival manual, but one “that turned into song...keeping the music ever new, / every note a devotion.”

~ Susan Kelly DeWitt, author of Gravitational Tug

We’ve all had those magical moments when we open ourselves to life and little things take on deep meaning, when a small gesture opens the vault of memory, a blustery insight lifts a shroud of despair, a courageous step takes us to the precipice of joy, or when we crack open a book and read the exact words we need to hear at the time. In Language Of The Tea Leaves, Sue Daly captures such moments brilliantly and, like a tea master tasting life’s varietals, the poems she leaves behind on the page are worth a fortune.

~ Nick LeForce, The Transformational Poet

Just as drinking a cup of tea has a stimulating effect on the body, Sue Daly’s new book of poems, Language Of The Tea Leaves, awakens and inspires the human spirit with an overwhelming sense of resolve. Filled with beauty and the grace of gorgeous, lyrical verse, this collection bids a rekindling of the soul. “I’m not some platitude-giving person / I’m a call at two-in-the-morning / when-you-can’t-breathe person.” Captivating imagery and metaphor nourish these pages infused with healing and forgiveness; “the sea forgave/ buried our wounds/ beneath the blue.” With themes ranging from love to the pandemic, Daly carries us through a sometimes dreamlike yet always hopeful journey, prompted by a curative voice that will restore one’s faith in humanity.

~ Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, author of Epitaph for the Beloved