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In creating the cover art, I attempted to symbolize the idea of time in the natural world through this image. The cover paper is a deep red with a linen texture, and uses a matte-finish silver ink.

The Art of Departure
by Susan J. Erickson

  • Year: 2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Binding: stapled, square-spine wrap
  • Size: 5" x 7"
  • Limited Edition: 500 copies
  • ISBN 0-9725137-1-X
  • Price: $12.00


Susan J. Erickson’s poems respond to a life in the Pacific Northwest, the process of loss, and the irreverent humor of everyday life. Erickson is a serious poet whose poems will delight you with their brilliant, twisty turns. The Art of Departure is Erickson’s first volume of poetry.

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Susan J.Erickson
Sue lives in Bellingham, Washington, and marvels at living on the edge of the sea under the looming presence of an active volcano.

About Susan J. Erickson

Erickson grew up in the Midwest where she attended the University of Minnesota to earn a B.S. and M.S.  Her work has appeared recently in Crab Creek Review, Raven Chronicles, Switched-on-Gutenberg, Knockout Literary Review and Floating Bridge Review. Read more about Sue through her [website].