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I Didn't Mean It But I Sort of Did

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kelsey rakes never meant to write a book of poetry, but she sort of did. her first published collection is unabashed, uninhibited, unafraid, and unforgettable. she writes about death, sex, and mental disorders as easily as she writes about getting haircuts and sparkly tiaras. this volume was conceived after finally conquering her fear of sharks and of dying alone. kelsey r ...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published December 17th 2010 by Fastpencil Inc
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Kayla
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This collection had a huge influence on my own work, and then I lent it to someone I barely knew and never saw it, or them, again. It's fitting, really.
Kelsey Joy
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, poetry
I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon Kelsey’s poetry years ago on DeviantArt. Her poems are starkly real and deeply enchanting, and exude a vulnerability that is at once fragile and resolute. Covering a wide breadth of subjects and moods, each poem stands apart from the next. However, they are all connected by their somewhat unusual style and distinctly personal natures. The ones I can relate to are cathartic, and give me chills. The ones that I can’t are no less beautiful – and painful. I wou ...more
David Olmsted
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry-insight
I first encountered this modern author's poetry on the Deviant Art website and she quickly became my favorite. Like the best in modern Hip-Hop songs her poetry is personally real not abstractly real. Add to that a unique way of looking at the world that she inserts as sudden surprises in her poetry and you have a winner.
Rae Hachton
Oct 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey is an amazing poet. I love her work, it is beautiful and I want to see more from her. Her words evoke so many emotions within.

http://estallidos.deviantart.com/

Sara Grossaint
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful and heart-wrenching collection of quirky poems. I loved absolutely every bit of it, especially the personalized inscription that came with my copy. I highly reccommend it.
Zack Lee
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I ♥ IT.
Logan
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
one of my favorite books ever, and surprisingly, its a book of poetry. just read it.
Kay Harding
Sep 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Kelsey is a life long friend I've had, and her humor has always been wonderfully quirky and original. I can't wait to read.
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Kelsey Rakes wrote her first story the night before she was born. It was a rather touching piece about deep sea fishing, and the ending was a real tear-jerker. In kindergarten she had to write in her journal daily. While other kids wrote about their mundane lives, she penned a long epic about a girl named Kelsey who looked suspiciously like her and got into all kinds of scraps, like eating Santa's ...more
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