‘the boys i’ve loved and the end of the world’ is the long awaited poetry and prose collection by catarine hancock, popularly known by the user @evanescent.love on instagram. she has garnered an audience of over 100,000 people, reaching across all races, ages, and genders. known for writing unique, raw and captivating pieces on everything from love and politics, to abuse and womanhood, catarine knows how to tug at both your heartstrings and your mind. her writing ranges from simple to complex, short to long, young to mature. there is something for everybody in this collection– be it the young teenager going through their first break up, the fiery feminist, or the regular poetry fan. this collection is comprised of pieces written from the time catarine first stepped foot onto the instagram poetry scene in 2013, to just weeks before this book was published. as the book goes on, readers can feel the growth that her writing has undergone in the five years she has spent sharing it. hailed by several as one of the best writers of her generation, catarine has learned the way of evoking all sorts of emotions and thoughts from her readers. she does not shy away from any topic or challenge, and she encourages you, reader, to not shy away from her book, either. cover art by gaylen bailey. interior art by brooke aschenbrenner.