Lit Pick of the Week: “The Chaos of Longing” by K.Y. Robinson

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Radar is committed to all forms of art and entertainment and as such, will pick one book as a reading recommendation every week. This week Radar’s “Lit” pick is “The Chaos of Longing” by K.Y. Robinson.

While the previous few “Lit” picks have consisted of books which held some political resonance, this week’s choice, K.Y. Robinson’s “The Chaos of Longing,” marks a different direction: A carefully crafted collection of poetry, depicting the sorrowful tales of a heartbroken girl.

Robinson’s narrator spills her raw, pure thoughts on each page, providing the reader a glimpse into her soul as she experiences love, rejection and a final hit of reality. With each verse providing both vivid and subtle details, the writer tells the story of a girl recalling her memories of a man whom she has unrequited love for.

Moving forward through a cycle of poems depicting the character’s harsh realities and erotic desires, the rapidly moving story culminates into a well-deserved recovery and slow, but steady realization of how things should be.

 

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