Following the success of her breakout poem, "B,"Sarah Kay releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. No Matter the Wreckage presents listeners with new and beloved poetry that showcases Kay's talent for celebrating family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects ("The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire"). Both fresh and wise, Kay's poetry allows listeners to join her on the journey of discovering herself and the world around her. It is an honest and powerful collection.
Born and raised in New York, Sarah Kay is an alum of Brown University where she received a Master's degree in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. After co-founding Project V.O.I.C.E. in high school and becoming the youngest poet to compete at the National Poetry Slam in 2006, Kay went on to become a featured poet at events and venues such as HBO's Def Poetry Jam, the Lincoln Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the United Nations. This culminated into Kay receiving a standing ovation at the TED 2011 Conference where she performed B. An education advocate and keynote speaker for educational organizations such as NAIS, ECIS, AISA, NBTA, and IBO, Kay continues to perform her spoken word poetry to a wide array of audiences spanning several continents.