• Makenzie Campbell
  • March 3, 2020
  • Poetry | 192pp
  • Trade Paper  978-1-77168-186-5  $14.99
  • Ebook  978-1-77168-187-2  $7.99
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Nineteen is the new collection by bestselling poet Makenzie Campbell, which explores love, heartbreak, and self discovery on the cusp of adulthood. 

By the author of the wildly successful 2am Thoughts, comes Nineteen — titled after the poet’s age when she wrote this new book. Nineteen is a collection of poetry that broaches heartbreak, love, loss, war, peace, and healing.

For every place we go, there is a feeling or memory that’s been painted on the walls. You can paint over it, but it will always be there. Even if you can’t see it, you know.

You can feel the heartbreak inside the bedroom where you lost a love.

You can feel the hope at the coffee shop where a beginning happened.

You can feel the healing as you sit in the driver’s seat, in charge of your own life.

I’m opening the door to all the places my heart has been. Will you enter?
Makenzie Campbell


“Titled after the age at which the author wrote it, the second book from Campbell (2am Thoughts) fits into the growing category of poetry finding its audience through digital platforms such as Instagram. In spare poems with aphoristic lines and short prose segments, the book speaks to adolescent pain and suffering.” — Publishers Weekly

“Campbell’s newest collection serves as a necessary reminder that whatever we are feeling, we are never feeling it alone.” — Trista Mateer, author of Aphrodite Made Me Do It

“There are defining moments in our lives that we often experience in certain places. It’s in these places, that we feel particular emotions, which help shape who we become. Nineteen perfectly captures this. Whether you are sad and heartbroken in your bedroom, thinking about life in the shower or realising that you are ultimately in the driver’s seat of your own destiny, Makenzie’s words create a link between place and memory. For anyone whose emotions are tied to places, this book is for you.” — Courtney Peppernell, author of Pillow Thoughts

Nineteen is a journey. An exploration. A reminder to put one foot in front of the other even when it’s dark because there is always a light waiting for you in the distance. These words will reach in your direction, they will pull you back to places you thought you had forgotten only to remind you how far you have come. There is heartbreak living inside of here, but the most beautiful thing is that there is healing between these pages, too.” — Wilder, author of Nocturnal