What are some of your favorite poets/poetry books?

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What are some of your favorite poets/poetry books?

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I love poetry but don't read it often, and would love to pick up some books of poetry I haven't read!

I'd especially love to find some female poets!!

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You can search for William Yeats. He is very good!

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Salt by Nayyirah Waheed.

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AH!, My soul screams to purge all the names I know for you!!!

Seriously I will list my favorites.. and why they are.

Sir Walter Scott: His short works can be moving and/or funny, nice rhythm to his work.

Lord Byron: Some of his works are capturing, you can get lost in them.

Emily Dickenson: If you read her well, you may discover she was not so different from women of today. Especially all the untitled works published after her death.

Billy Collins: He gets life, the discomfort, the depression, the awkwardness. The rebound to smiling.

AVA: She writes about abuse, touches your soul so we know we are not alone and we are strong enough.

Tyler Knott Gregson: writes about love, morning dew, coffee, missing a loved one. Train tracks. Saying words about the simple things in life. Reading Gregson, is akin to practicing gratitude.

Rumi- spiritual. If you are on a healing journey. This is the one. If you are looking for meaning, good place to start.

I hope this helps you and is not to overwhelming. I actually held back!

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I like reading walt whitman leaves of grass.

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I like poems, anyone with great ones?

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When I was in high school, it was recommended to get Best Remembered Poems by Martin Gardner. I remember liking it because there are ones I've read many times, and some I had never heard of.

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One of my favorite poets is Ocean Vuong! I would highly recommend getting his books but if not just youtube him or search his poems online. They're so beautiful and really inspiring!

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For a contemporary female poet, try Lang Leav. Love her work!

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No recommendations at the mean time because i have not exposed myself to it nowadays
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I think it's a simple as googling that. Google the best female poets or you could get recommendations on here too.

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Virginia Woolf is a great legend of poetry.. I love reading her pieces.

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Look by Solmaz Sharif

Warsan Shire

Angel Nafis

The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
“... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ― A Game of Thrones

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I have recently read 'A loaf of bread' and it is excellent ..reminds me of old times.

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Mine is “The Inferno”, where Dante is an interesting author and seeks help from others in the book!

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