The Chaos of Longing | Review

Title: The Chaos of Longing (revised and expanded) 
Author: K.Y. Robinson
Pages: 160 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release date: 26 September 2017

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing!
I've never read English poetry before and I wanted to try something new. When I looked up the synopsis of The Chaos of Longing, I wasn't sure what I was expecting. It sounded interesting, so that's the main reason was I requested this book on Netgalley.

The Chaos of Longing has poems about love, trauma, heartbreak and it's also divided in 4 sections. Each section has its own theme. The Chaos of Longing is so raw and honest. It's also something new for me. There were times that I was thinking and kept thinking about a certain poem, because I didn't really know what the meaning of it was. Like I mentioned before, poetry is new to me, so I don't always know how to read it and see the meaning behind it. Some poems were really obvious and others were a mystery.

I love The Chaos of Longing and I want to read more of K.Y. Robinson's work!
Favourite poems of the collection (plus a little excerpt from some of the poems):
(Note: this is a very long list!)
  • fast tailed girl
"we wanted to shrink
into ourselves
and become invisible."

  • broken
  • manic depression
"the glitter morphs
into shards of glass
and taunts every
breath that i take."
  • naked thoughts
"it's easier to say
'make love to me'
than to say 
'love me
and only me' "
  • uncensored
  • for you
  • the good guy
"I don't have
much to bring
but a broken heart
that feeds on flesh
and poetry."
  • one wish
  • entrails
  • path
  • smitten
  • tone deaf
"don't string 
me along
but love me
like music"
  • unthreaded
  • unrequited love
  • summer fling
  • muse
"words sprout
from my heart
and transport
to your pages"
  • hypothetical
  • heavy
  • hypocrite
"but on these pages,
you'll always breathe
even though
unrequited love
is suffocating me."
  • two halves
  • pessimist
  • caution
  • brokenhearted
  • last kiss
"i am lost
in translation
of our last kiss.
my lips
have not been 
the same."
  • pangea
  • paralyzer
  • invasion
  • repeat after me
  • lost
"your eyes
became my sight.
your mouth
held my breath.
your body
became my sanctuary."
  • soft
  • when you're feeling low
  • elements ii
  • truth