I Wanted to Be the Knife

Sara Sutterlin

I know I could have said Anything
but instead I said Yes


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.


Sara Sutterlin is the author of three poetry books: I Wanted To Be The Knife (Metatron Press, 2015), Baveuse (Electric Cereal, 2015) and Baby (Metatron Press, 2017). She is the founder and editor in chief of Leste Magazine (2016-) and Doof Magazine (2019-) 


64 pages

Perfect-bound, gold foil cover

Cover art | Alex Valencia

ISBN | 978-0-9939464-3-1

Spring 2016






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