The Chaos of Longing is a brutally honest exploration of desire—physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Organized in four sections – Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany – K.Y. Robinson’s debut poetry collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor’s powerful testimony, and a love letter “to those who lie awake burning.”
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From the author of The Chaos of Longing comes a powerful second poetry collection in which Robinson uses the metaphor of water to tell a story about achieving wholeness through letting go.
Organized in three sections, Submerge explores immersion in and release from trauma, mental illness, and loss. Part one, “Immerse,” reflects on birth and beginnings while exploring themes of love, self-discovery, and cultural history. Part two, “Drown,” examines mental illness, trauma, and loss. Part three, “Emerge,” takes lessons from water and begins a journey toward healing through self-care and gratitude. Throughout the collection, Robinson’s disarming candor, vivid imagery, and supportive message inspire and empower.
Immerse yourself in the poetic world of K.Y. Robinson.
The Poetry of K.Y. Robinson: The Chaos of Longing and Submerge is an audio collection of K.Y. Robinson's work, including unabridged narration of her first two books, interwoven with author commentary and musical accompaniment. This bundled audiobook allows listeners to access all of Robinson's poetry in one place, and to gain insight into her development as a poet.