Metatron - I Wanted to Be the Knife (Sara Sutterline)
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Originally published as a small booklet by Metatron in 2015, I Wanted to Be the Knife by Sara Sutterlin took the poetry world by storm, selling over 500 units in its first 8 months of publication. This brand new, expanded edition features the initial booklet, plus 28 new poems which both complement and challenge the originals.
“Sara Sutterlin’s I Wanted to Be the Knife picks at the bones of modern romance by exploring the disappointments of intimacy and the loneliness of dissolving relationships. Her poems are brutal, funny and full of tender, ugly details that remind us of the compromises we make with ourselves and each other when in love.”
— KRISTINA MAHLER
Sara Sutterlin is a Montreal-based writer. She is the founder and managing editor of LESTE. BAVEUSE, her second poetry collection, was published by Electric Cereal in late 2015.
Gold foil cover
First edition, first printing
Cover art by Alex Valencia
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“…poetry made of sexuality, power, and nerve.”
“Sara Sutterlin’s I Wanted to Be the Knife is an escape from pretentious, bullshit dude poems. If anything, it is the answer to these poems. It gives us a look at cum from the other perspective. What does it mean to be spewed upon instead of doing the spewing?”
“Sutterlin writes the kind of poetry I wish I was brave enough to write—stripped-down, bloody, bare-knuckle poetry, whose strength is in its honesty, its anger, and its little details.”
Metatron is an independent publishing company from Montreal, QC.
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