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No Matter the Wreckage Paperback – March 18, 2014
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"Sarah Kay is a fearsomely open and generous talent. In this collection she will give you moments so intimate and beautifully rendered you will come to know them as your own. An unalloyed joy from beginning to end."--Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights
"Nowhere have I found such humble honesty laced with such beauty. Nowhere, such boundless grace. Sarah Kay writes with a particular and rare magic, evoking emotions we may have forgotten we possess. No Matter the Wreckage is both spare and dense, uproarious and healing. An enchanting collection, imbued with courage, wisdom, lament, and triumph."--Jeanann Verlee, Author of Racing Hummingbirds
About the Author
Sarah Kay is a poet from New York City. Her filmed performances have garnered well over twelve million views online and, as a widely sought-after touring poet, she has been invited to share her work on such diverse stages as the 2011 TED Conference in Long Beach, California; the Malthouse Theater in Melbourne, Australia; and Joe's Pub in New York City, among hundreds of other venues. A passionate educator, Sarah Kay performs and teaches poetry in classrooms and communities around the world.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
No 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 such.
I'm not particularly into poetry, but I saw Sarah perform recently and her performance left me wanting more. This is certainly worth it, especially if you're a fan of her youtube videos. I highly recommend this book!