I’ve gotten countless requests over the last year to do poetry book recommendations, I’m thrilled to bits that there are so many poetry lovers around. I hope I get the courage to get you’ll to read my work someday – I have been writing since I was 15.
So top 5 – Here goes –
Rupi Kaur – Milk and Honey If you’ll have been following me since a while you’ll know this is my poetry bible. I can read and re-read Rupi Kaur. I even have the audio book (available on the scribd app) which is probably my favourite version of her book because she’s a true spoken word artist. Dark in parts, but uplifting and empowering to say the least. Its a must buy!
Lauren Eden – Of Yesteryear Lauren speaks so beautifully of heartbreak and heart ache, but through it all she’s so self assured and witty. She’s probably the writer I identify the most with and aspire to be!
R.h Sin – Whiskey Words & A Shovel Short, power punched poetry that just hits you in the gut.
Nayyirah Waheed – Salt She’s one of those rare feminist poets that just gets it. She’s so empowering and real – a true soul stirrer!
Pablo Neruda – Twenty Love Poems The Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was probably the greatest and certainly the most prolific of twentieth-century Latin American poets. My only criticism is that since this book is a translation, I have read different versions of the same poem that just hit the mark better. But English translation aside, this man is the master of romance.