we carry the sky by McKayla Robbin (Review)

33357374Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: “all women carry
the sky
inside of them
didn’t your mother
tell you that”

In her first collection of poetry, McKayla Robbin grows language “like wildflowers / from the wounds / that for years / would not close up.” Simultaneously vulnerable and fierce, her short-form poems engage themes of femininity, identity, violence, and healing.

Genres: Poetry, Feminism, Nonfiction

My thoughts: We carry the sky is a short poetry collection split into four sections that will hit you with various emotions along the way. I read this collection in one sitting a few days ago and was struck with the beauty of Robbin’s words strung together to form such awe inspiring poems. This collection tackles the topics of current affairs such as racism and the violence that stems from that hatred. It touches upon rape culture and so many more raw topics that will leave you breathless and wanting more. This collection has so much to offer and speaks out about an array of issues that every person can relate to in some way.