In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Light Filters In, this compilation of short, powerful poems from Instagram sensation Trista Mateer shines beauty and insight into relationships, love, growing up, and learning to cope.

When the Stars Wrote Back features completely new material, plus some fan favorites from Trista's account. This powerful collection unpacks how to heal from trauma, explores love in many forms, and empowers you to love yourself and take up the space you deserve.

BIG BANG THEORY
what happens if we collide?
will it feel like atoms bursting?
will it burn like light?
will your hands feel the same as other people's hands?
will the whole world change if we touch?
do you want to find out?
"Understated grayscale drawings and handwritten phrases mesh well with verses that move with fluidity across the pages." —Kirkus Reviews

"There’s a Tumblr/Twitter–friendliness to the voice that will win over many readers, and Mateer is talented at compressing the personal impact of larger currents of culture and gender into a tightly crafted and readable line.” —The Bulletin 

“Many young adults will find topics and situations they have experienced or can relate to in these pages, along with the encouragement to continue despite many of the difficult challenges they will encounter on the road to adulthood.” —School Library Journal