We Carry The Sky Spoiler Free Book Review

Title: we carry the sky
Author: McKayla Robbin
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Paperback (owned)
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

“all women carry
the sky
inside of them
didn’t your mother
ever
tell you that”

In her first collection of poetry, McKayla Robbin grows language “like wildflowers / from the wounds / that for years / would not close up.” Simultaneously vulnerable and fierce, her short-form poems engage themes of femininity, identity, violence, and healing.


I don’t mean to brag but like seriously, pick this up right now because this has become one of my favorite poetry books. If you love The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace or Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, then you will love this one.

There were many times that I teared up while reading this. This poetry collection features short poems about being a woman in society, finding ourselves, identity, rape culture, violence, and the healing in all of it. It’s about self love and female friendships. McKayla Robbin also mentions how it’s okay to just feel, to be still in your feelings. She even mentions in her poems racism in America.

I love how raw and genuine the voice of these poems come off as. Although these poems do not rhyme, there’s still rhythm and a story being told. And the short poems just pack a punch and leave you in awe. These poems are full of power that will uplift you and have you feeling great in the end.

Some of my favorite poems:

deep inside your belly
dwells
a powerful darkness
soft enough
to make
all life grow

– dark magic


my body opens
into ghost
who turn around me like the night
and come from places
i don’t like to remember the names of


at the ocean i shout out
your name
hoping, perhaps,
for some semblance of you
but i know
i already know
not a single sound ever
comes back
to the mouth it leaves from


what do you think??? if you are interested in picking this up, you can buy it here: Amazon


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28 thoughts on “We Carry The Sky Spoiler Free Book Review

  1. I’ve never read a poetry book before, but I want to start one and I’ve heard beyond amazing things about The Princess Saves Herself In This One and Milk and Honey so I definitely need to add We Carry the Sky to my to-read list. Plus the poems you shared in your review make me want to run out now and buy a copy! 😀
    Great review Gretchen. 🙂

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  2. I don’t read much poetry, but I think I might like to try this one out! I especially love the first little poem! The others are lovely as well 😀 Thanks for sharing this one, Gretchen! ❤

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  3. Those poems you included from the book gave me chills. Yep, I think that means I need to add this one to my list. I also need to finally get around to The Princess Saves Herself In This One this year. It’s one of the ones high up on my TBR. Great review, Gretchen! 💕

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  4. Why have I never heard of this before!!! I’ve been looking for more poetry collections to acquire (as part of my personal resolutions this year). Wonderful review! Loved the poems you shared.

    Following you now for more lovely poetry recs, tbh. 😂

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  5. Poetry is so intimidating to me. I often feel like it goes over my head. EXCEPT I do like when you post your poetry because I feel like I understand the general idea.

    deep inside your belly
    dwells
    a powerful darkness
    soft enough
    to make
    all life grow

    LOVE this one!

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