North Adams Poet Sarah Sutro

Natural Wonders Her Second Book of Poetry

By: - May 13, 2024

Internationally traveled Berkshire-based Painter and Boston-Area Arts Professor Sarah Sutro announces today the release of her third book on August 9 – her second poetry collection, through Finishing Line Press. Pre-order available now.

Confirming her keen artist’s eye for color, flow, design and a poet’s deft written expression, Sutro shares her deep sense of wonder at the naturally occurring rhythms and descriptions of the natural world. 

“The poems, deeply entwined with nature, offer the reader an experience of intense immersion in, and balance with, the earth,” notes Sutro. 

The poems in this book point out split second changes, interactions within the environment, and capture the upfront miniscule moment and the constancy of rhythms, arcs and gifts from nature. A kind of rallying to care for earth’s house and our ultimate survival, they stress the necessity to repeat these daily excursions and the urgency to keep on cultivating, walking, praising, looking ahead – ultimately conversing with the earth every day to protect and appreciate her.

 “Natural Wonders celebrates coming home to a sense of place in the natural world, with occasional ominous reverberations from the world stage,” adds Sutro. 

Deborah Brown, Writer and Editor says “Sarah Sutro’s Natural Wonders spin out along myriad settings, illuminated by rolling waters, daylight, bird song, upheavals and night’s lingering shadows. The poems cast a penetrating eye and voice as they cascade down the page, pointing the reader to nature’s shifts, its beauty, its endurance--what we need to hold us together.”


A previous finalist for the Robert Frost poetry award, Sarah Sutro is an American writer and artist who has published poetry in the US, Europe and Asia. Previous works include her chapbook Études (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and her book of essays COLORS: Passages through Art, Asia and Nature (Blue Asia Press, 2011). Her writings have been included in journals, newspapers and anthologies, and she has been a writer and reviewer for American Arts Quarterly and Berkshire Fine Arts. A graduate of Cornell, Yale at Norfolk and University of the Arts, London, for many years she taught college courses in art and interdisciplinary studies in the Boston area. Her paintings can be seen at

 Finishing Line Press is an award-winning small press publisher based in Georgetown, KY, USA.  

For more information about Natural Wonders please contact the author at,  to order please visit Natural Wonders by Sarah Sutro – Finishing Line Press