I Wanted to Be the Knife
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-)
Vagabond City | “Sara Sutterlin’s I Wanted to Be the Knife is an escape from pretentious, bullshit dude poems. If anything, it is the answer to these poems. It gives us a look at cum from the other perspective. What does it mean to be spewed upon instead of doing the spewing?”