order custom poems
Just name your subject, make a donation, and Jacqueline will create a poem just for you and mail it to any address. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your deadline. Note: be sure information on Paypal (email, mailing address) corresponds with info on the order form. If it’s a gift to be sent to a different address, please make note!
Venmo is also an option @Jacqueline-Suskin
or send a check to P.O. Box 26803 Los Angeles, CA 90026
Order Jacqueline’s Books
Order Jacqueline Suskin’s latest book The Edge of the Continent, now available from Rare Bird. This is a book about California. Specifically, this first volume is about Northern California, the wet part of the state, the green part, a place where redwoods reign and fog is common. From 2009-2013, Jacqueline lived in Humboldt County, on the edge of the continent, writing poetry. In this collection, we come to know her as a lover of land, a steward, and an ecstatic earth worshiper. This book is a personal narrative, a selection of formative memories, but most importantly it’s a shared compendium of terrain, an atlas of verse that offers each reader a retreat, and a pathway to access this sacred landscape that provides us with so much.
In 2010, Publication Studio published Jacqueline's first book of poems The Collected. The book is comprised of found photographs that correspond with narrative verse.
In 2014, Ten Speed Press of Penguin Random House published Jacqueline's second book, Go Ahead & Like It. This scrapbook-style art book is an invitation to write lists of things you like: small things that bring delight, intriguing things that excite, and meaningful things that make every day special. It's a how-to guide, writing prompt, model for self-discovery, and beautiful inspiration for daily gratitude, with poet Jacqueline Suskin's personal lists intertwined with photographs, illustrations, and instruction. It's a self-help book for people who might not be drawn to standard self-help, and it's creative thinking for people who might not identify themselves as creative thinkers (What does it mean to "like" something in today's digital age, anyways?). Above all, it presents a simple, dependable method to notice the good that's all around us--even in a traffic jam or waiting in line--so we can inhabit our world more fully and smile more in the process.
What is a zine? It's a handmade little book, copied, cut, pasted, and xeroxed, usually sewn or stapled together.
Jacqueline used to make zines when she was younger and loves them for their honesty, roughness, and simplicity. This first series was called THE HAWK & THE OWL. You can order these older musings if you’re interested, but note the quality of the printing is pretty weak. Vol. 1 House-Sitting in Quincy - June 2007 / Vol. 2 On Tour with the Ear is the Brain - July 2007 / Vol. 3 Don’t Hitchhike in Alabama - December 2008
Her new zine series is titled IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW ME. The content will include true stories, interviews, poems, photos, illustrations and more. You can now order a single zine from the series for $15 including shipping world wide! Order form below. Vol. 1 Hippy - Punk - August 2018 / Vol. 2 Queerness - September 2018 / Vol. 3 Recommended Reading - October 2018 / Vol. 4 Non-Human Animals - November, 2018 / Vol. 5 Florida December - 2018 / Vol. 6 A Compendium - January 2019