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[Poetry Friday] “Hands” by Sarah Kay

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My featured poem for today is taken from No Matter the Wreckage, a poetry anthology by Sarah Kay. I love the cover. I found a few poems that I really liked but I decided to share an excerpt of one that struck me the most. This is what Kay said about her poem, Hands:

This is the original version of this poem. The version that most folks are familiar with is the one that aired on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on HBO, but that was edited for time. The first version of this poem was created in December 2004.

Many thanks to Dani at Doing the Work That Matters for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up!




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Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

1 comment on “[Poetry Friday] “Hands” by Sarah Kay

  1. I love it! 🙂 This is my fave poetry book, ever.


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