Poetry, chapbook, 36 pages, from Bottlecap Features.
This chapbook contains alternate universes, famous paintings, pink skies, Britney Spears and more. It is an exploration of loneliness, healing and the idea that neither is linear. It is for people who are only lonely when they're alone and for the people who carry their loneliness wherever they go. It is for black girls, flat earthers, Muslim daughters, and anyone who's watched The Princess and the Frog.
"N.K Said’s poetry is a late-night thought that spirals and transforms–portraits of bodily anxieties that glisten with soft and beautiful language. She peppers her work with a broad range of references, from Mitski to Islam, reckoning with an equally vast range of themes, traversing death and panic, culture and sisterhood. Sitting with the messiness of growth, Loneliness and Other Vast Bodies of Water invites us into a coming-of-age that feels intimate and true."
-Sarah Sophia Yanni, author of ternura / tenderness
N.K Said is a student who spends her time between cleaning out stains in her lab coat and rearranging the poems saved in her notes app. You can find some of the ones that made it out alive on her Instagram account @flxw.d or various journals including Sumou Magazine, Crooked Arrow Press and Ashamed magazine.
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