Depression and Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim book review

Depression and other magic tricks

Author: Sabrina Benaim

Released: August 22, 2017

Length: 77 pages

Edition: paperback

Genre: poetry

Acquired: purchased

Rating: 5/5

“My heart has developed a kind of amnesia, where it remembers everything but itself.”


“Depression and Other Magic Tricks” is a brilliant collection of poems. Benaim is one of the most watched poets out there in the media. This is as it should be. Her poems are gorgeously sad, raw, emotional, and healing. She combines depression with love and reality. What she accomplished in this book is wonderful. Her sad words are full of hope. Her hope is full of determination.

Her little magic trick poems that are dispersed throughout are amazing. They are short and full of true magic. The realism behind them are all true. The magic that surrounds them is cute, too.

This is a short collection of poems that packs a strong punch. I can’t believe I waited this long to pick it up. I truly loved it all. There were more poems than others that resonated with me. I love “Explaining my Depression to my Mother” that will always be my favorite poem. “Hello” is also amazing. Those two definitely stood out to me the most, but honestly there are so many more. I adored her magic tricks poems too. Short and sweet.

Benaim is definitely a rising poet in my eyes. I can’t wait to see what she does next. If you want to read something short and quirky, this is by far for you.

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