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Susie Clevenger

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Born
in Kansas City
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June 2012


I like to refer to the whole world as my muse and I translate my observations of life into verse. My poetry conveys both the bitter and the beautiful side of life. Life is an education with many tests that require us to learn from experience. Sometimes we get an A other times we fail, but we never stop learning.

I am a coordinator for the New World Creative Union and a member of the online writing community, Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. My work has been featured online in The Creative Nexus, Poetry & Prose Magazine, and The Brinks Gallery.


I write from my home in Houston, Texas where I live with my husband, Charlie.


Frost comes without invitationto strip butterfly wings from marigolds’defiant orange resistance to change.
…Seasons can be cruel…
I collect my journals of dead things,faded ink spills of pedestal-ed heartbreak,and poem a match to burn winter from me.
©Susie Clevenger 2018
Real Toads ~ Fussy Little Forms ~ Puente
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Published on December 09, 2018 15:16
Average rating: 4.66 · 32 ratings · 16 reviews · 3 distinct works
Dirt Road Dreams

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Insomnia's Ink

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Where Butterflies Pray

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Ben’s passionate book speaks of the earth and human connection. It suggests our hearts should beat with a lover’s passion not only for humanity, but for the planet on which we reside because both have deep roots in us. There are so many poems in this ...more
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Shards of Times mixes mystery, a soul troubled by abuse, and a detective who not only searches the how and why of a murder, but the unexpected realization this case was becoming more than a job. The list of dead ends and question marks kept me wantin ...more
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One never knows when they open a book how it will effect them, how much they needed to read it. Ellen Gardner’s book came exactly on time for me. It is a story about in the darkest night when pain
plucks every bit of light from the soul someone can li
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My Path to Omega by Terri R. Malek
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Living one’s life journey is tough enough, but being brave enough to share it takes amazing courage. There is a lot in Terri’s book I identify with. I also stumbled at trying to find my place in a world I often felt at odds with. Terri’s ability to s ...more
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The Boundless cover alone speaks volumes to me. I can either tread heavily in my mortality or take flight in endless possibilities. Miracle Austin’s book is a collection of short stories and poetry. The fantasy in her writin
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Where Butterflies Pray by Susie Clevenger
"I really enjoyed this book. The poems were well written - its hard to choose a favorite. I really liked Dream Scent. The way Susie Clevenger writes brings out the beauty of nature.
I recieved this in exchange for an honest review. "
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More of Susie's books…
“I am lost in my world,
invisible - unknown.
Moon please lend me
your light that someone
will me see me.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“If there is passion, let me feel its heat.
I want my heart to beat fast,
my breath raspy, my skin to burn.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“I now know how your anger
came from skeletons
that rattled in your heart
and you couldn't escape them.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“I am a butterfly poet
birthed from pain
flying with the freedom
of my verses.”
Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
William Wordsworth

“A dream doesn't die because it has no truth. It dies because you fail to nurture it.”
Susie Clevenger

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters

“There is only one you. Stop trying to devalue yourself by trying to be a copy of someone else.”
Susie Clevenger

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Kellie Elmore I'm a fan! :)


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Susie Bksgal51 wrote: "Susie, glad that you are here...I'm still stumbling around exploring this site."

So am I..not sure at all what I am doing. :)


Bksgal51 Susie, glad that you are here...I'm still stumbling around exploring this site.


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