Deerfield Beach Times
"Author Has A Poetic License of Love"
by Petrina Morgan
Author D.N. Sutton made an
appearance at Books-A-Million in Deerfield Beach this past Saturday
and love was in the air - her poetry book of love, that is!
"There's something very satisfying and extremely gratifying when a piece of your work is recognized for what it is," said Sutton. "If you have something to offer, something important to share - it's not a question of vanity, but of purpose in life."
And so with this conviction of writing, share she did, writing her first poem when she was only seven-years-old, publishing her first piece of work in the Miami Herald at the early age of eleven.
However, D.N. Sutton is more than just a poet. During her college years, she earned a degree in psychology and an MA in drama. Throughout her life, she has been a playwrite, a poetry editor, a professional photographer's model, as well as having been active in radio publicity and public relations.
With a friendly face and welcoming smile, Sutton personifies the joy of her poetry, the joy of life, living, and love.
As she sits behind a little table displaying copies of her book Love: Poems for the Romantic Heart to the bookstore, she greets every interested reader with a burst of pleasantry and shares with them her visions of love and information concerning some of her recent publications.
The message: "Love is real, love last" is emblazoned on the hearts and minds of all of Sutton's patrons who leave with an autographed copy of her book.
After 53 years of "marital bliss" to Paul Sutton, love and poetry have practically become one in the same to her.
"Love is everlasting, like poetry it's forever," commented Sutton.
Sutton says her book Love: Poems for the Romantic Heart is extremely important to her because love is the essence of life.
"This kind of love represents pure adoration and romance, not what it's perceived as in today's society - just sex," she said. "This is what love is really about. More than just the external look, but what's truly there, on the inside."
With only two copies of her book left on the shelves at Books-A-Million, Sutton feels the public appreciates her work.
"People like the poetry because they can understand it," Sutton said with a smile. "There's no confusion in their minds about it."
D.N. Sutton shows an almost unearthly charm in the lyrics and stanzas of her writings. In the words of one of her recent poems:
...an excerpt from the poem...
For more information, write to:
Purchase Poetry Books Online
The Sutton Shop
The SoulSite Press
PO. Box 517, La Jolla,
Copyright © 1998-2008 by D.N. Sutton
All proceeds from the SoulSite are donated to the
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting and
the SignWriting Literacy Project for Deaf Children.
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976
which donates educational materials to schools for the deaf.