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Review: No Matter the Wreckage - Sarah Kay


Genre: Poetry Published: Write Bloody Publishing, march 2014 My rating: 5/5 stars All-time favourite "And yes, on a scale from one to over-trusting I am pretty damn naive but I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily but don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it."

I find it very difficult to rate poetry collections, as it feels like I am putting an arbitrary number on someones most intimate thoughts, that they had the courage to put onto paper. However, if I had to put a number on it, it would be 4.5 or 5 full stars.

I wish I had Sarah Kays way with words, so I could describe how much I loved this poetry collection in a way that would do it justice. Rarely in literature, you get hit so hard by a sentence that you literally need to put the book down and take a breath before continuing. This collection had me between that, and scrambling for pagemarkers to mark my favorites pretty much throughout it all.

There were a few poems that were "just okay" to me, but others are among my favorites of all times, like "forest fires", "postcards" and most importantly: "B".

Dear Sarah, I wish I could thank you for writing this beautiful work of art. Your words touched me like little others did.

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