publishing people who want to raise hell with their truths.

wide eyes is focused on publishing those who wish to raise hell with their truths — we publish invigorated, uncensored work by marginalized poets in efforts to amplify their voice and saturate the industry with raw, and beautifully real poetry.

 new & upcoming releases

whisperings of the wild and wilting,

lyn patterson


Buried in this book is a twenty something year old woman stuck between who she is and who she's aching to become. The poet's evolution unfolds in front of the reader's eyes and makes for a beautiful story about the journey to womanhood. It becomes a story about learning to harness your power, overcoming trauma, and manifesting your dreams. As the poet's voice develops she brings clarity to the mundane parts of life, those parts which have immense impacts on who we become and yet we often overlook. It includes life lessons that the reader will certainly want to revisit as they embark on their own journey of self-love.



“YOÜ (and all the other stuff hurting me too)” written by the Brazilian writer and comedian Nalü Romano, will catch you from page one. The book is easy to read and hard to let go. Divided in two parts, the first part explores a chaotic and traumatic lesbian relationship, leading you through Nalü’s peculiar documentation of a heartbreak. The second part, separated into the topics “dad, sister, y’all, other lovers, traumas and unsolved feelings,” is a continuation of the author’s raw, honest and creative way to express the many hurtful and relatable bitter experiences in life. With a unique voice and style, the book not only travels through the author’s mind– it takes you with it. That’s because you’ve probably never seen yourself relating to a jar of tomato sauce, or comparing your ex’s with olives and plastic bags. You’ll be surprised how you can see yourself in such things. But don’t let the funny analogies fool you– you might find yourself crying just as much as you laugh.

inevitable ignition, kAYT CHRISTENSEN


Fire doesn’t begin and end in flames and ash, but with the necessary tools it takes to ignite in the first place. In her debut collection of poetry, Kayt Christensen takes a deeper look into what it takes to set off a chemical reaction in our own lives to radically turn them upside down, inside out, and take us from moments of denial, to rage, to peace within ourselves and our communities. A book told in three parts, Inevitable Ignition is both deeply personal, and deeply political; because living in 2019, we can’t have one without the other. Coming May 19, 2019, are you ready to inevitably ignite?⁣

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