I Wanted to Be the Knife

Sara Sutterlin

We are two little
sweaty egos
I watch you kiss the inside
of my thighs
like you’re doing it to Someone Else
Coaxing you into domestic Hell
with Me


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.


Originally published as a small booklet by Metatron in 2015, this brand new, expanded edition features the initial booklet, plus 28 new poems which both complement and challenge the originals.


Sara Sutterlin is a Montreal-based writer. She is the founder and managing editor of LESTE. Baveuse, her second poetry collection of poetry, was published by Electric Cereal in late 2015. Her latest collection, Baby, is now available through Metatron.

56 pages


Gold foil cover

First edition, second printing

Cover art | Alex Valencia

ISBN | 978-0-9939464-3-1






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