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Sarah Kay’s weekly“Poetry Rx” Column for the Paris Review Online. (“In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match.”)
“No Matter the Wreckage” is Sarah Kay’s debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. No Matter the Wreckage presents readers with new and beloved work that showcases Kay’s knack for celebrating family, love, travel, history, and unlikely love affairs between inanimate objects (“Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire”), among other curious topics. The book is consistently a bestselling book on Amazon and was a finalist for GoodReads “Best Poetry Book of 2014”!
Sarah Kay’s powerful spoken word poetry performances of her poem “The Type” have resonated with audiences around the world, with more than 10 million online views and thousands more in global live audiences. In her second single-poem volume, Kay takes readers along a lyrical road toward empowerment, exploring the promise and complicated reality of being a woman. Never-before-published in book form, “The Type” is illustrated throughout by Sophia Janowitz, and is perfect for gift-giving.
Sarah Kay’s Poem “They Give Him a Medal When His Parachute Fails to Open” as published in Boaat Journal.
Sarah Kay’s Poem “Ars Poetica for PK” as published in Drunk in a Midnight Choir.
Sarah Kay’s poem “To Write About You After You Are Gone Is” as published in IthacaLit.
Sarah Kay’s Poem “Dreaming Boy” as published in the Catamaran Literary Reader.
Sarah Kay’s essay “Flowers Slipped into Shattered Glass: Memories of Being a Thirteen Year Old New Yorker on September 11, 2001” as featured on Human Parts.
Sarah Kay’s poem “On the Discomfort of Being in the Same Room as the Boy You Like” is included in “Learn Then Burn 2“, an anthology that features entertaining, accessible poems with easy to grasp lessons for high school and colleges alike. Edited by Tim Stafford for Write Bloody Publishing.
Sarah Kay’s poem “The Type” is featured in “We Will be Shelter“, an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice. The goal of We Will be Shelter is to raise awareness, encourage critical self-reflection, and call readers to action, and it is edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson.
Sarah Kay’s poems “Forest Fires” and “Private Parts” are featured alongside other amazing poets in the Write Bloody Anthology, “Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls,” edited by Karen Finneyfrock, Mindy Nettifee, and Rachel McKibbens.
Sarah Kay’s poem “The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire” as published in The Writer Magazine.
Sarah Kay’s poem “Shosholoza” as published in CURA magazine. (With audio recording featuring singing by Andy Suzuki and drumming by Tebukozza Babumba of “Andy Suzuki & the Method”)
Sarah Kay’s poem, “The Oak Tree Speaks” as published in Thrush Poetry Journal.
Sarah Kay’s poems “Hands,” “On the Discomfort of Being in the Same Room as the Boy You Like,” “Slivers,” and “Montauk” as published in The Legendary.
Sarah Kay’s Poem “Yolk” as published in Treehouse Magazine. (With corresponding Audio!)
Sarah Kay’s Poem “Private Parts” as published in The Bakery Literary Journal. (With corresponding audio!)
Sarah Kay’s Poem, “The Type” as published in “Alight,” an E-Book of the Best Loved Poems from the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam. (This collection includes work from Denice Frohman, Dominique Christina Ashaheed, Sasha Banks, Laura Lamb Brown-Lavoie, Amy David, Sierra DeMulder, Denice Frohman, Carrie Rudzinski, Kait Rokowski, and many more!)
Sarah Kay’s Poem, “The Type” as published on the Huffington Post (with accompanying video!)
Sarah Kay’s thoughts on”Redefining Success” as published on the Huffington Post’s Blog dedicated to “The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power.”
“Forest Fires” as published in the eighth issue of Union Station Magazine.
“November 5, 2012. The Day Before,” as published in The New Verse News.
Sarah Kay’s poem “India Trio” is part of the collaborative poem created by Saul Williams in his book “Chorus: A Literary Mixtape.”
“India Trio,” as published in Issue 6 of PearNoir!
(No online version of this exists, you have to order the hard copy!)
“Peacocks,” as published in the June 2011 issue of the Literary Bohemian.
“How I Got the Courage…” as published on CNN.com in May 2011 with the accompanying video interview.
“New York, June, 2009,” as published in the September 2009 issue of the Foundling Review.
“Witness,” as published in the ninth issue of the Damselfly Press.
“Lightning,” as published in decomP literary journal.
“Sweaterboy,” as published in the FlashFiction section of The College Hill Independent,
Volume XX, Issue VII.
“Morning,” as published in the Fall 2009 Brown Literary Review (page 5).