Date & Time

Date & Time

Phil Kaye's debut collection is a stunning tribute to growing up, and all of the challenges and celebrations of the passing of time, as jagged as it may be. Kaye takes the reader on a journey from a complex but iridescent childhood, drawing them into adolescence, and finally on to adulthood. There are first kisses, lost friendships, hair blowing in the wind while driving t Phil Kaye's debut collection is a stunning tribute to growing up, and all of the challenges and celebrations of the passi...

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Title:Date & Time
Author:Phil Kaye
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1943735360
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

Date & Time Reviews

  • Anima
    Dec 27, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

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  • Gwen
    Oct 25, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

  • Glenda York
    Nov 15, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

  • RSterling
    Jan 19, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

  • Bree
    Jan 31, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

  • Manal Ghanem
    Oct 31, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Fallen Catalyst
    Oct 27, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

    ...

    ...

  • Trecia
    Dec 30, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

  • Julia Hong
    Jan 29, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

    ...

  • Kristen
    Jan 11, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

  • Beth Barron
    Feb 02, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

  • Aric Hluch
    Dec 28, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

  • Darshita Jain
    Oct 02, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

  • A.
    Jan 31, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

  • Kayla
    Sep 20, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

  • Sara
    Oct 17, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

  • Madison Rene'
    Oct 21, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

  • Gryffin  Tylers
    Nov 13, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

  • Chelsea McMillen
    Nov 16, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

  • Kate Threat
    Dec 28, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

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  • Abigail
    Dec 26, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

  • LexReads
    Nov 17, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

  • Maya Williams
    Oct 08, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

  • Rhonda
    Oct 21, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

  • Hannah Clark
    Nov 12, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

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  • Farahin Nurfarahin
    Dec 24, 2018

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

  • kristine
    Jan 08, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

  • meganlyn
    Jan 07, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

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  • Soumya Vats
    Jan 21, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Freya
    Jan 13, 2019

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a broken home and Phil Kaye's utter honesty broke my heart. His book resonated with me on s...

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book. ...

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances. Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess ...

    I?m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It was really interesting to see some of his poetry was written out and what style it ta...

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. In 2015, Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness The Dalai Lama fo...

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body image, the present in our post 2016-election era, and family in his poetry is worth d...

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry. But I was not prepared to laugh and weep without even knowing why - everything about ...

    Some free verse poetry is absolutely grand and breathtaking - think "The Wasteland," by T.S. Eliot. Then there's some modern free verse poetry that is so unbelievably terrible that you wonder how it could ever be published, let alone respected by any thinking person. How this collectio...

    Im biased because i love phil kaye since the moment i encounter this poet. This is one of the most beautiful book cover. He wrote beautifully about divorce, although it is ugly. I love it when ben made another appearance. I love it that some i dont understand, but thats the beaut...

    This book proves that Kaye's words can be just as effective on paper as they are when spoken. He touches on similar themes of family, culture, and coming of age that Rupi Kaur does in her books. I encourage any poetry fan to purchase this collection. Poems that hit me the hardest: "...

    I am a huge Phil Kaye fan. I've seen him live twice and read his last book vigorously with a highlighter in hand. So as you can imagine, when this book was announced I was ecstatic. I set aside some time to really dive head first into this collection of work, and I wasn't disappointed....

    //3.5// This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise. Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from finding what truly shines and removing other elements that may distract from tho...

    I'm so glad I savored this book. I enjoyed every page, and knew I would since I'm a big fan of Kaye's work. This was one of my favorite reads for the year. The heartwarming stories and sometimes sorrowful ones are both equally amazing. ...

    i discovered phil through his and sarah's poem when love arrives and i really liked the work i've found after. i couldn't help but cry a little over the poem about his grandmother. he's such a beautiful writer ...

    I stumbled on Phil Kaye several years ago while in college and have been a fan since. This collection is wonderful, thought-provoking, and honest. ...

    Loved this book! Definitely a lot of good feels for those of the multicultural persuasion and for millennials struggling with the weird world we live in (especially with the many pros and cons of the Internet!) This is one I'm sure to show to many of my friends. ...

    The connecting concepts throughout this book was fantastic. Some poems were noticeably stronger than others. ...

    This is the first collection I?ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he?s a talented poet, I?m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved ?Unalienable?. 3 stars. ...

    Phil's Use of Language is exquisite. it is beautiful, relatable, heart warming, and definitely worth the read. ...

    Mesmerizing! ...

    Phil?s poems feel like a long talk with a very wise, yet hopeful friend. They feel like those late night conversations I had on my dorm room floor with my best friends where we would laugh and cry and talk about our childhood and somehow manage to fall asleep feeling optimistic about...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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