Kinds of Snow; You This Close; Buddha, Proof; Wild Hush; Weight of Lightplus coming in March: The Memoir of Mona Lisa and Other PoemsScroll down for more info and where to buy:

Kinds of Snow

Direct, unvkinds-of-snow-cover-sniparnished, luminous—a kind of gratitude shot through the work for the beauty of the place, . . . a lexicon of snow, sing with notes of grief, sorrow, joy and resilience.  —Spencer Reece, author of The Clerk’s Tale and Road to Emmaus

Resonant clarity . . . work that beautifully marries attention and evanescence. —Alison Hawthorne Deming, author of Stairway to Heaven and Death Valley, Painted Light

Published by Green Writers Press. Ask at your local independent bookstore – if they don’t have Kinds of Snow in stock, they can get it for you via Ingrams, Baker & Taylor, and Midwest Trade Point – just ask! Also available at Magers and Quinn and

You This Close – Red Dragonfly Press

front cover YOU_trial4You This Close is a double-crown sonnet sequence of poems rippling with hope for love, addressing a beloved not yet met. Illustrated by Jessica Zeglin.

Su Smallen has mastered the language of suggestion, intricately weaving endings with beginnings, longing with resonance as she proceeds with “wild caution.”  – Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota Poet Laureate, author of The Green House

Published by Red Dragonfly Press. Ask at your local independent bookstore. Also available at Small Press Distribution. and

Wild HushCover of Wild Hush by Su Smallen

These are my daughters, so full of wild hush. Featuring art by Susan Solomon. Available through the publisher Red Bird Chapbooks and at Subtext Books.

Cover of the book BUDDHA, PROOFBuddha, Proof

Buddha befriends Barbie, shops at Target, rides roller coasters, considers a career change, and contemplates the complete perfection of toast. Buddha, Proof honors the center, not-center of Buddhism with humor and gravity.

A Minnesota Book Award Finalist in Poetry. Published by Red Dragonfly Press. Available at: Small Press Distribution, Subtext Books, Magers and Quinn, and

“Su Smallen writes with eccentric grace and clarity. Buddha, Proof offers readers compelling collisions between Su’s re-imagined Buddha for our time (for all time) and a vast array of characters, landscapes, and philosophical bewilderments.” – Deborah Keenan

Weight of Light

Puschcart Prize Editors’ Book Award Nominee – Back in print in March 2019 with Green Writers Press! Inquire at Green Writers Press.


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