Sabrina Benaim is a poet, storyteller, and workshop facilitator. She is one of the most-viewed spoken word poets of all time- her videos have reached over 100 million people. In 2017, her debut collection Depression & Other Magic Tricks was a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist, finishing just behind Rupi Kaur's The Sun and Her Flowers. In 2020, she took part in the Heavy Hitters Festival alongside Ani DiFranco, Amber Tamblyn and Mary Lambert. A performance for the GRAMMY.com's Positive Vibes Only series is forthcoming. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"I Love You, Call Me Back is such a towering testament to
the human condition, which rings and echoes louder and longer now,
after a year of distance, a year of sometimes isolation. This book
reminded me of how to come back into myself, how to come back into
a world that will maybe be more gentle than before. But even if it
isn't, I'm more ready for it now than I was before finding these
-Hanif Abdurraqib, New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain
"Sabrina Benaim is a magician when it comes to writing about heartache in a way that evaporates the heartache of the reader. It's been years since I've read anything that so fully captures the pulse of solitude, and the undying connections that live beneath its ache. I Love You, Call Me Back feels genre-less in the very best of ways, a poetry collection-meets a memoir in verse-meets a love letter to the wrecking ball that shatters all of the walls between us. Time slowed down when I read these words. I'd look up from the page and notice a hundred details about my surroundings that I hadn't noticed before. I am more HERE because of this book, and I can't think of a greater gift to my life than that."
-Andrea Gibson, author of Take Me with You and Lord of the Butterflies
"[T]his vulnerable collection focuses on the little, specific moments of sadness of missing someone; the isolation so many felt throughout 2020; and a raw, deep reminder that we cannot have joy without sorrow."