Most of you know me as the guy who sporadically posts here on the blog. A blogger. A reader. But I’m also a writer. A poet most specifically. It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything new to share with you. Too long. Maybe 2018 will be different. Let’s hope.
Part of what I’m doing to try and break this deep rut filled with writer’s block is to read more poetry. I don’t read enough. I always want to read more, but I never read enough. I’m making a conscious effort to change that.
Here, I’m sharing a collection I started out my 2018 reading: Depression and Other Magic Tricks, by Sabrina Benaim. It’s her debut, and it’s worth checking out. I’ll be rereading it for sure. (There. That’s my review. I’m horrible at reviewing poetry.)
I hope you do check it out. And if you enjoy it, please tell others about this collection. I found out about it from a friend’s tweet. Every little mention helps to spread poetry and who doesn’t want to read more poetry?
Lastly: following that, if there’s any poetry you think I should check out, let me know in the comments or get a hold of me another way. I want to discover all I can.
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About the Author:
Sabrina Benaim is a writer, performance & teaching artist, whose home base is Toronto. She was a member of the Canadian championship-winning 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team, & in 2015, she represented Toronto at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam. She is currently the coach of the 2016 TPS team.
Sabrina has written poems for ESPNW, The Government of Canada, & most recently, made her Canadian television debut with Sport Chek, writing & voicing the third instalment of their #WhatItTakes Olympic Manifesto video series.
Sabrina enjoys breaking down stigma, women who help women, & the Toronto Blue Jays. She will accept any invitation to dance.
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