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

  • Glenda York
    Nov 15, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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...

  • Anne Marie
    May 04, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

    Whenever I thought it was getting tedious, it got real and tender and fresh. Thanks, Iman. ...

    3,5 stars. ...

    Lovely ...

  • RSterling
    Jan 19, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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....

  • Hannibal
    May 17, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

  • Angeline Lee
    Mar 03, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

  • Nicté
    Apr 21, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

  • Trecia
    Dec 30, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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. ...

  • Warlou Joyce Antonio
    Apr 23, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

    Whenever I thought it was getting tedious, it got real and tender and fresh. Thanks, Iman. ...

    3,5 stars. ...

    Lovely ...

    -- review to follow -- ...

  • Beth Barron
    Feb 02, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

    Whenever I thought it was getting tedious, it got real and tender and fresh. Thanks, Iman. ...

    3,5 stars. ...

    Lovely ...

    -- review to follow -- ...

    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

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

  • Charlotte
    Mar 17, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

  • Kayla
    Sep 20, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

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

  • Caleb De la cruz
    Apr 06, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

  • Madison Rene'
    Oct 21, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

  • Hizatul Akmah
    May 07, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

  • Chelsea McMillen
    Nov 16, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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...

  • Diana  Marie
    Mar 21, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

  • Alison
    May 15, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

    Whenever I thought it was getting tedious, it got real and tender and fresh. Thanks, Iman. ...

  • Noel René
    Feb 15, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

  • Alix
    Apr 23, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

    Whenever I thought it was getting tedious, it got real and tender and fresh. Thanks, Iman. ...

    3,5 stars. ...

    Lovely ...

    -- review to follow -- ...

    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. ...

    Personally I think Kaye recites better than he writes, but his poems still have a lot of history in them. The entire book is framed nicely in one theme although that might leave you hungry for more. ...

  • Maya Williams
    Oct 08, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 ...

  • Farahin Nurfarahin
    Dec 24, 2018

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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...

  • kriz
    Jan 08, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 ...

  • Lauren Anna
    May 03, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...

    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 will forever keep "My Grandmother's Ballroom" in my heart. I first heard Phil Kaye through YouTube, and worried when purchasing his book that it would not live up to the performances but I loved his poems so much. ...

    Whenever I thought it was getting tedious, it got real and tender and fresh. Thanks, Iman. ...

    3,5 stars. ...

  • Mo
    Feb 26, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

  • Falon
    Apr 30, 2019

    i chose not to let live they all look like you a plague on both your houses they have made worms' meat of me ...

    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...

    My favorites: Succulent, Camaro, Hunt, On Starting, Ferris Wheel, My Grandmother?s Ballroom, Unalienable. This book was a nice day in the swimming pool, but never the ocean. ...

    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 discovered Phil Kaye, like coincidentally all my favourite poets, through the Button Poetry Youtube channel. Continuing to blossom on the American poetry scene, Phil Kaye now presents his debut collection to the public. Date & Time focuses on... well exactly what it says in t...

    3,5 stars. Okay, so I really liked this, but as I expected, I think I miss the power, elegance and beauty of Phil Kaye's voice while reading this. I think Phil Kaye is a much better slam poet than a writer, but nonetheless some of the poems and sentences will have me thinking for a...

    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...

    It was a good book. Having said that I would much rather hear him read it. Having an audiobook it'd be so awesome. I underestimated how much I enjoyed Phil's intention for every word when he says his poems out loud, which sadly is not there once I am reading it by myself. Favorite ...

    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 is on the right track and I'd like for him to keep writing and growing. Kaye is at his strongest when he writes about his parents' divorce and the trauma he experienced as a result of that split. He also writes about race, particularly his experience as an Asian American. I e...

    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...

    Un libro que explora con belleza la infancia. Kaye lleva a sus lectores a compartir su pasado, hacerlos partícipes de ese pasado. Los abuelos del poeta son captados en apenas unos versos y con ellos es suficiente para admirar en toda su dimensión a esos seres humanos que con tanto am...

    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 ...

    Written slam poetry is like lyrics to a song. Most of the time you have to hear it sung to fully appreciate it. But from time to time, a poem, a verse, or a metaphor is so well put together, they speak for themselves. Phil's poems have their moments, less so if you don't take to youtub...

    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 really loved Phil?s simplistic and sometimes abstract writing style. Phil has such a unique perspective on things and wrote about subjects I?d never really heard discussed through poetry before. Beautiful, memorable, exactly the kind of quality I expected from Phil. ...