Hands." She has many more memorable performances that you can find on YouTube, but "Hands" is the one I keep coming back to again and again.
Having come to know of Sarah Kay through her powerful spoken word poems, I was elated to discover she now has a written and published collection of poetry in book form.
Even though I love poetry, I am usually a fast, fickle, and impatient
reader of poems. My method of reading poetry is
generally to scan the poem, and if I come to the last line and it has a
powerful, resonating cadence, then I'll go back and reread the entire
thing more slowly.
That was not my process with the poems in No Matter the Wreckage. I just wanted to slowly drink in every single word for every single poem.
Matter the Wreckage is one of the most unique collections of poetry I
have ever read. It's not a memoir in verse, but the poems are deeply
personal, following an organization and chronology that make it feel as
Somebody better make this young lady Poet Laureate
someday because her words have a power and beauty like nothing I've ever
seen before. I hope we will be watching and viewing her poems for years to come.
No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
Published: March 18, 2014
Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing
Audience: Adult/Young Adult
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