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Sarah Kay is the author of four books of poetry: B, The Type, All Our Wild Wonder, & No Matter the Wreckage. You can purchase signed copies of all four books at her online shop!
Sarah Kay is one of three authors of a weekly poetry/advice column at The Paris Review called “PoetryRx.” Each week, readers write in with a specific emotion and our resident poets (Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz) take turns prescribing poems for their predicament.
Sarah Kay’s Poem “Jakarta, January” as published by the Academy of American Poets for their Poem-A-Day series, chosen by guest editor Clint Smith III.
Sarah Kay’s Poem “The Places We Are Not” as published by Buzzfeed Reader.
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).