Sink

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 15 Jul 2019

Member Reviews

This was an interesting collection of poems. Digging deep into some painful emotions. The reason I've given it a 3/5 is simply because, like a lot of poetry books, there were some poems that I loved and pulled me in, while others didn't have the same impact.
Was this review helpful?
Personally I needed to read something like this. This book is beautiful and conversational in style. Loved the writing and the ideas it communicates.
Was this review helpful?
I loved the honesty I felt throughout this poetry collection. Desiree doesn't shy away from the hard hitting topics, like suicide, self image, mental health etc. 

Each poem hit me, they made me think and were written so cleverly; I was very impressed.
Was this review helpful?
I was sent this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Every time I think of Desireé Dallagiacomo, the first thing that comes to mind is her performance of "Thighs" on Button Poetry.  That's the poem that first made me a fan.  Sink has that gem, but it also shows you another side of the poet.  Here, you learn about what it's like to see your brother go to jail, to grow up fatherless, to live with someone you don't love and to share moments more intimate than sex with someone that you do.

There's a poem that she wrote in the style of "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens that absolutely destroyed me. You'll know it when you see it.  Brace yourself for that one.
Was this review helpful?
Sink is one of my favorite Button books yet. It is the poetry in surviving as a woman, in the pain of a broken family, and in grieving, a universal language.
Was this review helpful?
One thing is certain about this collection: I do not and will never know the sheer amount of strength it took for the author to bleed over each word, as though every sentence, every line is a testament of her will to fight and also embrace her growth.
Thanks Netgalley for the eARC.
Was this review helpful?
An honest and raw collection of poetry that dives into the complexities of the female experience in the modern world. Poverty, grief, and healing are a Slam Poet’s bread and butter but the themes are rarely covered in such intimate depth and creativity. The structure is particularly enjoyable, whereas most poetry collections of this genre are bland and uninventive; I was pleasantly surprised by the poet's creativity and mirth when tackling sensitive subjects. 

I just wanted more than I got.
Was this review helpful?
Sink is a beautiful and heartrending revelation of the pain of Desiree's journey from childhood to adulthood. This is a powerful testimony to her strength and will to survive.
Was this review helpful?
A raw and hard hitting poetry collection. DescriptionDesiree honestly explores a range of deep and emotional topics including self image, addiction, love, suicide and dementia in such a real and relatable way. 

‘People never really leave, they just hide inside of me’
Was this review helpful?
I am a huge fan of everything Button Poetry publishes and this book shook me to the core. Sink took me on a roller coaster of emotions. My heart is still pounding from the amount of pain I could feel coming from the author's words. Dallagiacomo takes you with her through a variety of experiences as she journeys from trauma to healing. Very powerful.
Was this review helpful?