If you are looking for a fresh voice, K.Y. Robinson is pouring it out straight from her soul. Her poetry is so raw and vulnerable, and offering a perspective that more often than not is overlooked. She, herself, is a plus sized woman of color, and her poetry is centered around that. Through her verse, she's able to nail every emotion a fat woman experiences in a relationship and she does so without it feeling forced, or contrived; it's an honest representation. Though I can't speak to the POC side, she does make you more aware of your own privilege and forces you to reflect on that. It's beautiful, it's unique, and it's art. I look forward to any and everything else this poet has to offer.
Organized in four sections - Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany - K.Y. Robinson's debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor's powerful testimony, and a love letter "to those who lie awake burning."