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Susan Polis Schutz (born Peekskill, NY, 1944) is an American poet and producer of greeting cards and the mother of U.S. Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado.

A longtime activist for women's rights and antiwar causes, she initially worked as a freelance writer. In 1971, she turned her hobby of writing poetry into a commercial venture by founding (with husband Stephen Schutz) the greeting card and poster company Blue Mountain Arts.

In addition to her poems published as greeting cards, Schutz is the author of several poetry anthologies, including "To My Daughter With Love on the Important Things in Life" (1986). Schutz's poetry focuses heavily on themes of love, family, motherhood, trust, and gratitude. Her poems' simple language and unrhymed free verse give them an approachable and sincere quality. However, their predictable idiom, consisting mainly of straightforward declarations of strong emotions, has led some readers to deride them as being kitschy and cloying.

Schutz and Blue Mountain Arts came to wider attention with the founding, in 1996, of the bluemountain.com web site. One of the earliest experiments with the electronic greeting card medium, the site was widely adopted by web users. In 1999, the dot-com venture Excite@Home bought bluemountain.com in a deal valued at $780 million. The 1999 price paid for bluemountain.com became an example of what was later seen as the excesses of the dot-com boom: the website was sold again in 2001, to the firm American Greetings, for just $35 million in cash.

Schutz is the executive producer and director of the documentary film Anyone and Everyone. The film features the coming-out stories of gay sons and daughters and their parents and premiered on KPBS public television in San Diego, California in August 2007 before being scheduled to air on a number of other public television stations in the United States.
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Total Books: 90
Marriage Is a Promise of Love A Collection of Poems
2004 - Marriage Is a Promise of Love a Collection of Poems [Blue Mountain Arts Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883967591
ISBN-10: 0883967596
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

One World One Heart
2001 - One World One Heart (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883966310
ISBN-10: 088396631X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 6

Thoughts of Friendship
1999 - Thoughts of Friendship (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883965184
ISBN-10: 0883965186
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Language of Love
1999 - The Language of Love [Language of . . .] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780883964781
ISBN-10: 0883964783
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

To My Daughter With Love on the Important Things in Life
1997 - To My Daughter with Love on the Important Things in Life [More Family Titles] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780883964521
ISBN-10: 088396452X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
 5

Reach for Your Dreams in 5-D Stereograms
1994 - Reach for Your Dreams in 5-d Stereograms (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883963883
ISBN-10: 0883963884
Genres: Arts & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Endangered Species in 5-D Stereograms
1994 - Endangered Species in 5-d Stereograms (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883963937
ISBN-10: 0883963930
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Having a Baby Is a Beautiful Miracle of Love and Life
1992 - Having a Baby Is a Beautiful Miracle of Love and Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883963586
ISBN-10: 0883963582
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

To My Father With Love
1992 - To My Father with Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780446393171
ISBN-10: 0446393177
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Don't Ever Stop Dreaming Your Dreams
1991 - Don't Ever Stop Dreaming Your Dreams (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780446393195
ISBN-10: 0446393193
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

I Love You
1991 - I Love You (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446391443
ISBN-10: 0446391441
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mother I Will Always Love You
1990 - Mother I Will Always Love You (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780446391436
ISBN-10: 0446391433
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships
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Marriage Is a Promise of Love A Collection of Poems
1990 - Marriage Is a Promise of Love a Collection of Poems [Love] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883962824
ISBN-10: 0883962829
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4

Love Love Love Poems on the Meaning of Love for People in Love
1989 - Love Love Love Poems on the Meaning of Love for People in Love (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883962794
ISBN-10: 0883962799
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

To My Daughter with Love on the Important Things in Life
1988 - To My Daughter with Love on the Important Things in Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446388436
ISBN-10: 0446388432
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Mother Thank You for All Your Love
1988 - Mother Thank You for All Your Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883962602
ISBN-10: 0883962608
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3

Creeds to Live by Dreams to Follow
1987 - Creeds to Live By Dreams to Follow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883962480
ISBN-10: 0883962489
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

To My Daughter With Love On the Important Things in Life
1986 - To My Daughter with Love on the Important Things in Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780883962466
ISBN-10: 0883962462
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
 1

A Lasting Friendship A Collection of Poems
1985 - A Lasting Friendship a Collection of Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883962312
ISBN-10: 0883962314
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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For You My Daughter
1984 - For You My Daughter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883962220
ISBN-10: 0883962225
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5

I Keep Falling in Love With You
1983 - I Keep Falling in Love with You (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883961988
ISBN-10: 0883961989
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5