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Sublimely cunning, Baby is personal, universal; sparse, vast. Sara Sutterlin’s third collection of poetry is an examination of intimacy, a gesture towards redemption, and a demand for victory over the peril of love.
Paperback, 56 pages
Published August 2016 by Metatron
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Kevin
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a snack-pack of lil' poems and shards like:
I swear
all these fucking
poems
just to say
there is dead sex
A love we know nothing about
and there is the door
Dayra
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: w
Really liked this, but I think I liked I Wanted to be the Knife a bit better.
Anna
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are such potent gems here, stark on each page. I found myself tearing through the book, which actually felt like one long poem, not a series, in a very good way. The one thing that wasn’t necessarily to my liking was the enjambments - it would have been interesting to see some of these pieces as prose poems, to assess whether that added or detracted from their devastating slyness. Still, a treasure.
Nom Chompsky
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: can-lit, poetry
I'm between flights on my way to NFLD, in HFX with about twenty minutes to spare; I'll be brief here.

Sutterlin is a real good poet. I liked her previous Metatron title, and I like this book as well. The book is of course very well composed (aesthetically), gold on red, "Let's talk about the private" tattooed along its back cover to give an overarching theme direct focus.

My key criticism of "I wanted to be the knife" was that for all the bodily references in the book, the physical/visceral felt
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