One idea we had that we thought might be fun is to highlight some of the authors, artists and writers IN Indie Blu(e) Anthologies. So with some regularity that’s the plan. If you have had work in an Indie Blu(e) anthology we’d LOVE to hear from you about your latest work and plug it here.
Indie Blu(e) believes passionately in getting to know our authors/artists/writers and this is one way the rest of you can find out more about the incredible people we’ve had the honor to host in our anthologies. Perhaps it will also bewitch you into purchasing a copy, but first and foremost, we want you to meet our talent.
With that in mind I’d like to introduce you to Susi Bocks who has been in several Indie Blu(e) anthologies including SMITTEN – This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women, Through the Looking Glass: Reflecting on Madness and Chaos Within and As the World Burns: Writers and Artists Reflect on a World Gone Mad.
Susi Bocks, writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. She is also editor of The Short of It which produced an anthology – The Sound of Brilliance. Bocks’ has works published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Moreover she’s one of the most giving writers out there, always helping out others, as well as having an incredible work ethic. Bocks also edits and has an impressive client list and a superb track-record in helping others bring their works to fruition. Here’s an interview of her.
You can hear her reading here on YouTube.
At first glance, Susi’s passion for short poetry might not seem a close match, but good poetry is good poetry and both as a writer and editor herself, Susi has that knack for recognizing talent and writing her own superb poems. She’s had a varied life, working in many fields in many places and maybe this experience has brought a depth to her work that alludes others. Moreover, Susi genuinely loves people and this shows in her continuous promotion of others and generous spirit.
We’d worked with Susi a number of times before she was published in our anthologies but since we first met, we’ve had nothing but positive things to say about her. She’s one of those true workers who just knuckles down and gets it done. Given most of us work from home, this can be easier said than done and watching her produce large volumes of work by herself unaided, is incredibly impressive. Susi is one of those quiet creatives who just ploughs on until she’s finished and then presents something incredible.
"travel to the stars past conscious experience into the surreal" (Published in Pure Haiku)
We highly recommend you consider following Susi at WordPress via her I Write Her website, which she does a superb job of, and always generously features other poets too. Fun fact, Susi spent a lot of time in Germany and is fluent in German. She’s a wonderfully kind and intelligent human-being and we’re so proud to have writers of her caliber in our anthologies. If your work has been in an Indie Blu(e) publication, drop us a line and let us know a few things about you so we can feature you here. When we promote each other, we promote goodness.
Here Susi Bocks is on SoundCloud reading from SMITTEN
You can purchase all her published works here.
What a joy when we collaborate with talented people we met via WordPress and then get to brag about how great they are, having worked with them and published their work in our anthologies. That’s truly the arc of what’s best about working in publishing and we’re eternally grateful to everyone who submits to an Indie Blu(e) anthology.