Nothing Is Okay

Nothing Is Okay

Nothing is Okay is the second full-length poetry collection by Rachel Wiley, whose work simultaneously deconstructs the lies that we were taught about our bodies and our beings, and builds new ways of viewing ourselves. As she delves into queerness, feminism, fatness, dating, and race, Wiley molds these topics into a punching critique of culture and a celebration of self. Nothing is Okay is the second full-length poetry collection by Rachel Wiley, whose work simultaneously deconstructs the li...

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Title:Nothing Is Okay
Author:Rachel Wiley
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Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Nothing Is Okay Reviews

  • Dana
    May 16, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

  • C. Varn
    Jun 18, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

  • Allison Hogue
    May 20, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

  • Jaqeon
    Jul 22, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

    How I felt about Plath as a girl Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not. ...

  • Haley
    Apr 30, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

  • {erika}
    Apr 19, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

    How I felt about Plath as a girl Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not. ...

    This book of poetry gives you everything - heartbreak and hope, wit and humor and sarcasm. A gorgeous read that lifted my spirits and even had me laughing. Definitely recommend it. ...

    Damn. I was totally unprepared for how beautiful and powerful this book would be. Every woman needs to read this book. ...

    Enjoyed it and her reading I have seen in video. Some ideas and phrasing especially powerful in evoking images or emotion ...

  • Judith
    Jul 29, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

    How I felt about Plath as a girl Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not. ...

    This book of poetry gives you everything - heartbreak and hope, wit and humor and sarcasm. A gorgeous read that lifted my spirits and even had me laughing. Definitely recommend it. ...

    Damn. I was totally unprepared for how beautiful and powerful this book would be. Every woman needs to read this book. ...

    Enjoyed it and her reading I have seen in video. Some ideas and phrasing especially powerful in evoking images or emotion ...

    My only complaint is that Rachel was not there to read the poetry to me. ...

    Wow! So powerful! ...

  • Tarryn
    May 19, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

  • Melissa Simmons
    Jun 27, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

  • Andrea Dillon
    Apr 24, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

  • Rebekah
    Jun 09, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

    How I felt about Plath as a girl Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not. ...

    This book of poetry gives you everything - heartbreak and hope, wit and humor and sarcasm. A gorgeous read that lifted my spirits and even had me laughing. Definitely recommend it. ...

    Damn. I was totally unprepared for how beautiful and powerful this book would be. Every woman needs to read this book. ...

  • Jeanette
    Jun 01, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

  • Kelsea
    May 30, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

  • Michelle
    Jun 06, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

    How I felt about Plath as a girl Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not. ...

    This book of poetry gives you everything - heartbreak and hope, wit and humor and sarcasm. A gorgeous read that lifted my spirits and even had me laughing. Definitely recommend it. ...

    Damn. I was totally unprepared for how beautiful and powerful this book would be. Every woman needs to read this book. ...

    Enjoyed it and her reading I have seen in video. Some ideas and phrasing especially powerful in evoking images or emotion ...

    My only complaint is that Rachel was not there to read the poetry to me. ...

  • Liz
    May 19, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

  • Leigh
    Aug 04, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

  • Connie
    Aug 07, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

  • Lizy
    Apr 09, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

  • Priscilla
    Aug 17, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

  • Charlotte
    May 28, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

  • Olivia Case
    Mar 29, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

  • Courtney LeBlanc
    Apr 26, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

    There were chills, tears, laughter, and so much more. This book is amazing and important, chock full of absolute gems, and I have no doubt I'll reread it many times. ...

    Pretty enjoyable - and I'm not usually super into poetry. Powerful words and themes that related a lot to myself. ...

    How I felt about Plath as a girl Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not. ...

    This book of poetry gives you everything - heartbreak and hope, wit and humor and sarcasm. A gorgeous read that lifted my spirits and even had me laughing. Definitely recommend it. ...

  • Genesee Rickel
    Jun 04, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

  • Raven Black
    Jul 25, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

    Sometimes when I read poetry I feel like collecting clippings from the work, assembling them in an artful contract, and offering my new masterpiece to any future partner with a ?get that this is me or get out? contingency. This collection would have contributed several clippings. ...

    A new favorite modern poet Ever since I happened by one of Rachel?s videos reciting her poem The Fat Joke, I?ve been in awe of her. She the unapologetic and sharp-witted feminist, body-positive writer I needed at 14 years old, but I?m glad I have her at 27. ...

    Sometimes she is pretty feminist and "militant" in her thoughts. Most of what she says, however, can be relatable to almost anyone. She might not have "across the board" appeal, but she does have appeal. ...

  • Molly Hoggard
    May 27, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

  • Amber Am's
    Apr 02, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

  • Kristen
    Jun 13, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...

    I can honestly say this was the best of its kind and will hold this one close to my heart ...

    I found many of these poems relatable. And even those I didn?t relate to personally were engaging and dynamic and had me wanting more. A very good collection. ...

    This is amazing! So honest and moving and just AMAZING! ...

    A perfect follow-up to "Fat Girl Finishing School"! This collection of poems carries forward Rachel's excellent reflections on systemic oppression through innovative poetic expression. Her voice rings through midwestern cityscapes, schoolyards, family gatherings, and an apartment o...

    This poetry is beautiful and painful and perfect. How dare Rachel Wiley know me like this. ...

    I happened to read this on my exes 27th birthday. If you?ve read ?Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams? maybe you?ll understand why this feels like irony, why it feels like kismet, why it feels like salvation. As a lonely, mixed, depressed fat girl myself, this is probably ...

    Trigger Warnings: eating disorders, body shaming and rape. Rachel Wiley has been one of my favourite poets ever since I first saw her performance of Ten Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy on the Button Poetry Youtube Channel. I just simply adore the ?no-BS? manner s...

    When I say "finished" its not really true b/c I keep going back and re-reading parts and leaving it open on my kindle. This book is everything I didn't know I needed right now. Each poem was a gift. I don't really know how to describe the joy I had reading this book; I'm not usually a ...

  • Jena Blancard
    Mar 26, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

  • Kris Dersch
    Jul 10, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

  • Melissa
    Aug 18, 2018

    These poems were amazing. So incredibly raw and I honestly didn't know what to expect. I saw a few videos of Rachel Wiley on Facebook and just couldn't put off buying the book any longer. Her words are emotional and I could relate them on more than one occasion. I love her spirit and h...

    Great stuff. Thought-provoking, with fantastic choice of words. ...

    I knew this book was going to be amazing before I bought it. What I didn't realize was what level of amazing it was going to be. I was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning and someone had shared a reading of Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams. I watched it. Four lines in, I w...

    I loved this book!! Some poems made me laugh out loud & others made me want to cry. What more can you ask for from a poetry collection? ...

    A friend of mine sent me this book, and while I had already loved Rachel Wiley's Button Poetry videos, I hadn't yet actually read her stuff. And OH MY GOD bury me with this because she has absolutely murdered me. There is so much of her poetry that I feel down to my soul and she pulls ...

    I'm not sure how this is my first time reading Rachel Wiley's work, but at least I've finally found it. New poet obsession. This woman. So many poems in this collection feel like she could have plucked the inspiration from my own life. It's so strange the similarities. I read t...

    Great collection! While I think she is better when you can actually hear her read (true of most modern poets, especially those who write in free verse,) these jumped off the page nicely when read and are brutal and in your face in all the best ways. Some humor, although biting, is mixe...

    Rachel Wiley's voice is direct, topical, and highly interested in the various ways we construe gender, romance, bodies, sexuality, etc. Wiley is witty and often veers into laugh-out-loud funny, but she also has an easy pace that deceptively simple in its artistry. Emotionally rich des...

    4/5 stars Some of these poems were really difficult to read, just because of how much I identified with the way Wiley wrote about queerness and being fat. Wiley is definitely a poet I'm going to look out for just based on her openness about being fat, something I still think is quit...

    Sharp poems written with a burlesque and fierce flow...I loved each and every page! One particular poem grabbed my heart with great strength yet another brought tears of empathy...another brought laughter...this is such a unique read! R. WILEY well-done! ...

    Amazing! I loved this collection so much! RTC. ...