No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay

No Matter the Wreckage

Following the success of her breakout poem, "B," Sarah Kay releases her 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. Both fresh and wise, Kay's poetry allows re...

Details No Matter the Wreckage

TitleNo Matter the Wreckage
Release DateMar 18th, 2014
PublisherWrite Bloody Publishing
GenrePoetry, Nonfiction

Reviews No Matter the Wreckage

  • Celina
    I have been following Sarah Kay since my first year in college (2012) when I first watched her in Ted. Immediately, I was captivated and inevitably fell in love with spoken word. When she first announced that she will be publishing a book, I was more than excited. I had pre-ordered three copies immediately (for me and my two soul mates). When it finally reached my hands, it was all I could ask for and more. Reading the book was a confirmation of ...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    Didn't enjoy this one as much as everyone. I loved a few poems tho.
  • Whitney Atkinson
    SHUT THE HECK YOUR FACE THIS WAS SO GOODI have been reading so much mindless poetry lately. Poetry written on napkins and scribbed in diaries, just syntax-less ramblings. THIS is poetry with substance, with carefully thought-out writing, with power and emotion. most of this is about love, but it's unlike anything you've read before. there's not a single cliché. my favorite poem by far was "The Type." I read it once and was so impressed that I re...
  • Eunice Moral
    It will now be my life mission to read all poems Sarah Kay has written. She is a genius times infinity. I have memorized Postcards that's how much I loved it. And remind me please to ask her to buy me new set of tabs because I seriously have used up all my tabs on this book. I loved how her poems touched not only love, but awareness, longing, giving importance to other people, putting someone else's happiness before her own and how she made eac...
  • Thomas
    Wish I could whisper "it's not you, it's me" to this book. Even though Sarah Kay has established quite the fan base on Goodreads and on the web, I just could not connect with these poems on a deeper level - perhaps because poetry has never been my genre of choice. I appreciate that she writes about a variety of topics ranging from romance to family to personal insecurities. I like how not all of her pieces stem from anger, or lust, or anguish; th...
  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    The word "beautiful" is an understatement to describe this poetry book. Sarah Kay's poems are evocative, relatable and masterly written. They're simple and candor at its best. I was hooked from the start and unsurprisingly finished it in hours. I love it and my favorites are:1.) B (This one hits home to me and brought me to tears. So relevant to my life right now. )2.)Postcards (The last line crushed my heart: There is a girl who still writes you...
  • lori mitchell
    Rip my heart right out of my chest. Sarah Kay. Holy.shit.I think my favorite of all of the poems in this book is The Type. This line did it for me...."It is hard to stop loving the ocean.Even after it has left you gasping. salty."If i was rich, I'd buy copies of this book and give it to every woman that I know. And every man too. Really, just so, so good. And I don't even like poetry that much.
  • Meags
    5 StarsSarah Kay's first collection of poems is an instant favourite of mine. A dear friend brought Sarah Kay to my attention a few months ago in an attempt to explain to me the wonders of spoken-word poetry. She sent me a TED talks video called If I should have a daughter... and within less than 20 minutes I was completely captivated, awed and inspired, and Sarah Kay had herself a new lifelong fan. After spending days watching as many YouTube vi...
  • Sarah AlObaid
    4.5 stars. Phenomenal.
  • nourhan
    the most beautiful thing i've ever read.
  • Zaira Sadè
    3.5 stars actually The problem is that all these poems are meant to be performed. It simply doesn't suit the written medium but I love Sarah Kay.
  • Bibliophilic Richard
    Beautiful words! I can imagine her speaking them and man, am I thoroughly in awe :)
  • Doms Candels
  • Fatma
    4.5 stars UGH SARAH IS SO TALENTED. I loved this so much. Here are some of the poems from this collection performed by Sarah: (I highly recommend watching them!!! Sarah is so good at what she does)◘ B◘ The Type◘ Private Parts◘ Ghost Ship (this one is phenomenal. it almost made me cry)◘ Montauk◘ Mrs. RibeiroI think the best word to describe this collection is EARNEST; Sarah has truly poured her heart and soul into these poems.I have so...
  • Айше
    Quotes:"Oh, Brother. No matter your wreckage. There will be someone to find you beautiful, despite the cruddy metal. Your ruin is not to be hidden behind paint and canvas. Let them see the cracks. Someone will come to sing into these empty spaces.""My self-confidence can be measured out in teaspoons, mixed into my poetry, and it still always tastes funny in my mouth.""I’ll always keep an extra supply of chocolate and rain boots nearby, because ...
  • WhatIReallyRead
    No Matter the Wreckage is a collection of contemporary poetry. Some of the poems I really liked. They felt deep, touching, clever, real, conveyed oceans of feeling and resonated with some of my own experiences. The others I did not quite get, see the point of. They seemed pretty random, unnecessary, pretentious or preachy. The style is one of the major issues I have with most of contemporary poetry. It seems like these poets sometimes just put a ...
  • Mohamed Ghazi
    I am not the type of reader who usually gives 1 star to books, but this book is really bad. To be honest, I don't know Sarah Kay and this book was recommended by Amazon based on my poetry books purchases. Also, I really liked the cover.The thing I don't understand about this book that it is not poetry, it is more of a diary. So many irrelevant personal stories were shared by the author in this book that made it impossible for me to relate while r...
  • Jenny's
    Sarah Kay is an enormously talented young poet. Watching her express herself through poetry on youtube is even more satisfiying. She is one to keep an eye on in the future,as well as now. As she matures in her craft and develops it will be exiting to see just how far she flies!
  • molaffle
    Hopping on the poetry bandwagon for 2018 is intimidating considering my exposure to the hype as I have been resisting it for quite a while now. The poetry books I have read so far are either lackluster or bland in terms of writing, but this book completely changed my viewpoint on poetry. If you are planning to read more poetry this reading year, I can tell you one thing for sure, Sarah Kay will not disappoint. “You can only fit so many words i...
  • Demo
    "We both know how to hide our sharpest parts, I just don’t always recognize my own weaponry." "Oh, Brother. No matter your wreckage. There will be someone to find you beautiful, despite the cruddy metal. Your ruin is not to be hidden behind paint and canvas. Let them see the cracks. Someone will come to sing into these empty spaces."So beautifully written. So lovely. Left you thinking. "Do not spend time wondering if you are the type of woman m...
  • Kris
    Sarah Kay: AMAZING.I have waited what seems like FOREVER to see her work in print. Many of my favorite spoken word poems are in here, and there are so many new ones that I'm in love with now. "Mrs. Ribeiro" is my current favorite, and "Scissors" and "Boom" and "Grace" and… OK, I can't pick just one. If you haven't seen her TED talk, go watch it.If you haven't found her videos on YouTube, go find them.Then, read this book. Give it to your friend...
  • Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
    4 Poetic, Sarah Kay Fan Stars Favs
  • Sarah
    'No Matter the Wreckage' is the kind of book that keeps getting better and better as you read through. The kind that you find yourself getting back to read again. Sarah Kay is really one of a kind! The way she uses the simplest things to describe the things we long for is amazing.This was my first book I read for Sarah Kay and she already won me as a fan. I Definitely recommend you reading it. It's awesome!
  • Anoud Q
    What a dreadful read. Her writing style was simply not my cup of tea, I liked a poem or two, but it didn't has a wow factor or anything and I loathed reading it out loud or even silently *Shocked* because I usually enjoy reading poetry books out loud. I barely enjoyed it if not at all.I couldn't fathom or relate to most of her poems which made it harder for me to like this collection of poems.
  • leila
    Who knew objects like a toothbrush and bicycle tire could be used to describe the love we secretly yearn for? Where do I exactly begin to describe the beauty of each word Sarah Kay uses? I'm at a complete loss for words. Even before reading this book, bits of Sarah Kay's poems across the internet had me dabbing at my cheeks, not realizing I'd been tearing up.
  • Michelle
    Beautiful and joyous.
  • Lu
    I'm sad to say I didn't really enjoy this poetry collection, specially since everyone who's read this seems to love it. Poetry is a very subjective thing, and for me to appreciate it I have to connect with what it's saying. That unfortunately did not happen with this collection. I felt very detached from the author and the themes while reading the poems, and I felt that the free-form didn't help convey the message she was trying to get accross. I...
  • Gaby
    I love you, Sarah Kay.
  • R.C. Gonzales
    Dear Ms. Sarah,Thank you for introducing me to one of the best kind of poetry.This is epic. :)Your new fan,Rosema
  • Sarah
    This is one of my favourite poetry books, it’s up there with Milk and Honey and This Modern Love. I’ve only really gotten into poetry books within the last year and I’m so glad I picked this one up!My favourites included “Mrs. Ribeiro” about her former school principle who quite frankly sounds amazing. The poem discusses how Sarah uses what Mrs. Ribeiro taught her to inspire and teach her own students-"She spoke to us like we were schol...