Kay is a modern poet dealing with issues such as growing up in a Japanese-Jewish-American household, being the skinny kid, being shy around girls, about love, life and death. He believes every story has beginning, middle and end. But not necessarily in that order; and sets his book up to follow this. His poems show how words are important: words spoken, not spoken, yelled, and overheard. Teens (at least 14) to adult are the best audience for his works. — Jeanette
Phil Kaye's debut collection is a stunning tribute to growing up, and all of the challenges and celebrations of the passing of time, as jagged as it may be. Kaye takes the reader on a journey from a complex but iridescent childhood, drawing them into adolescence, and finally on to adulthood. There are first kisses, lost friendships, hair blowing in the wind while driving the vastness of an empty road, and the author positioned in the middle, trying to make sense of it all. Readers will find joy and vulnerability, in equal measure. Date & Time is a welcoming story, which freezes the calendar and allows us all to live in our best moments.