Date & Time

Date & Time

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.

Title:Date & Time
ISBN:9781943735365
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About Phil Kaye

Raised in a California beach town to a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, Phil first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. Since then, he has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. His work has been viewed online over five million times and featured in media outlets ranging from NPR to Al Jazeera America to Upworthy.com. Most recently, Phil was invited to perform


    Date & Time Reviews

  • Darshita Jain

    Phil Kaye knows how to use euphemisms. He just does it so effectively that you are caught up in the beauty of his poetry and do not realize how and when the poem hit you the hardest. I come from a bro...

  • Kayla

    Phil's poems are genuine and raw with emotion. I cried and laughed reading this book....

  • Rhonda

    Almost as good as his spoken word performances.Hadn't cried over my parents' divorce in a while so thanks I guess...

  • Gryffin  Tylers

    I’m in love with spoken word poetry and Phil truly is one of the greats. Fist off the cover is gorgeous, second off the poetry was lovely. I know of Phils work mainly from his videos on button so It...

  • Glenda York

    Raised in a California beach town by a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, the author first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. He has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen co...

  • Maya Williams

    Phil Kaye's collection re-emphasizes the importance of time, and the intricacies of healing that comes with time, is non-linear. His focus on divorce, relationships, race, history, mental health, body...

  • Madison Rene'

    I was so sure I'd love this because I've always been in awe of how well he and Sara Kay can perform together and work together towards amazing progress in the world through their writing and artistry....

  • Chelsea McMillen

    //3.5//This is a good collection. Emotionally vulnerable, well thought-out premise.Only reason it is not receiving a higher rating is because it feels like it could still benefit from editing, from fi...

  • Yaritza Cordova

    Absolutely wonderful....

  • Sara

    This is the first collection I’ve read by Phil Kaye, and while he’s a talented poet, I’m not a huge fan of his style. I particularly loved “Unalienable”. 3 stars....