Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better

Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn



Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.

Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful, deeply affecting work that pierces your heart with its refreshing candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.


This collection is my whole soul, my heart, my home.

I absolutely love Madisen and everything she represents. She leaves me profoundly in awe, she is so honest even if it’s painful, and she leaves messages in her work for the reader to cherish forever.

Ever since, Eighteen Years, I have been madly in love with the way she writes because it’s so elegant and beautiful. Now in her new collection, madisen has only grown into her role as a writer even stronger than before!

I absolutely loved the way the poems were written like journal entries, to me that is the purest form of writing poetry and it is absolutely my favorite. It adds a sense of real openness between the writer and the reader, making a stronger connection between the two.

This collection has left me in awe. It helped me see myself and my life in a warmer, softer light. It’s absolutely crazy how words from someone else’s life perspective can do that to you but it’s an insanely amazing feeling to be able to connect in such a way and this collection truly DID THAT!

Whenever I read Madisen’s work I feel like I’m floating into the clouds. I feel so many things upon reading her work and each time it never fails to make my heart swell with comfort and recovery.

A short story, If I may? When I read Eighteen Years for the first time, I was only a couple years clean from self-harm and a poem in there titled secrets really spoke to me, it brought me to my knees sobbing. Since then her work has always found a way into my heart and it has helped me grow as a person, so I will always cherish Madisen as a writer who has influenced my recovery and growth.

Please buy Please Don’t Go Before I Get Betterhere.


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