Eureka author highlights Humboldt County’s magical beauty, calm serenity in new art collection
EUREKA, Calif. — Author Sarah Isbell lets readers take a peek into her little piece of paradise through her new book, “Pieces of Humboldt: A Humboldt Collective Art Project.” This collection of artistic pieces is set for nationwide release this week. Its hardback edition will be released next month.
“Pieces of Humboldt” is a stunning collection of exquisitely beautiful photography and spirit-nurturing poetry about the author’s home. The artists, poets and photographers who have contributed to this work all live, work in or have deep connections to Humboldt — as the natives call this magnificent coastal mountain landscape.
Humboldt County, on the northern coast of California, is truly one of the most scenic places on earth. Humboldt, as the locals say, is a magical place for many reasons — not the least of which is its ability to inspire art from the innermost depths of one’s spirit. Its ability to refresh and reinvigorate one’s artistic soul is like that of few other places on earth. Inside, breathtaking scenic photography and an imaginative poetic ride await. Open this book and enjoy a taste of one of the world’s best-kept travel secrets — Humboldt County, California — known as America’s Amsterdam.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Isbell is an accomplished poet, author, songwriter, musician and radio disc jockey who currently resides in Eureka, California. She released two books in 2015: her first poetry collection, “The Broken Whale,” an intriguing work of existentialist perspectives, and a cleverly worded Dr. Seuss-like illustrated children’s book called “The Book of Green Goo,” a wild ride of snot and imagination designed to help children learn about health safety.
In addition to her acclaimed published poetry works, Isbell is a talented songwriter and musician who has released several audio music albums. Isbell’s gift as a songwriter mixes a magical soul and mastery of craft capable of inspiring the hope within everyone. The strength of her band’s first album, “We Are The Gods!,” resulted in a publishing deal with Essex Music International, which also administers David Bowie’s song catalog.