Depression is a difficult subject to discuss in any form: in public, with friends or family, or privately with a therapist. Finding words to describe the feelings and emotions one is experiencing can be like threading a needle. Sabrina Benaim’s debut collection of poetry titled Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family with surprising verve and honesty. Benaim writes with an approachable wit and unguarded empathy. Though the collection focuses on Benaim’s heartbreak, it’s how depression intertwines with heartbreak, as well as other life aspects, that steers her collection and creates a cohesive and heartfelt whole.