7 must-read poetry books for this year

Do you want to indulge in some poetry but didn’t know where to start? Read on as we curate a list of poetry books for the poet in you. 

From classic works like Shakespeare’s sonnets to modern poetry that address societal issues, the list of existing poetry books is massive, with more being published every day. Hence, we have composed a list of seven must-read poetry books this year.

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

A National Book Award Finalist, Ross’s book brings hope to the readers in the darkest situations. The beautiful prose comprising of stunning metaphors and images studies gardens and orchards to highlight how people deal with loss and sadness.

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Kaur’s second poetry collection is a celebration of love and the journey of growth. Divided into five different chapters, she highlights the importance of finding yourself and living life to the fullest.

England: Poems From A School by Kate Clanchy

A collection of poems written by migrant children aged between 11 and 19, this book proves why the students have won the most prizes in poetry competitions than any other school in the UK. This anthology explores poems about the land the migrant families left behind, their struggles and pain of settling in a new country and much more.

Soft Science by Franny Choi

The book explores the relationship between technology and language. Apart from the theme of identity, it makes the readers question consciousness and uses ideas of artificial intelligence, cyborgs and automation.

To Drink Coffee With A Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

Amanda Lovelace, an award-winning poetess, delves into her knotting relationship with her now-deceased mother. The most famous quote from her book is “You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself”.

The Future by Neil Hilborn

Hilborn’s second poetry collection examines mental health along with love, heartbreak and nostalgia. By explaining our inner life and struggles to define ourselves, it reminds us that eventually, we all move back together.

Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

Taking a unique approach to self-care, Mateer retells the story of Aphrodite by using modern poetry and compelling artwork. It is a book on healing, love and loss by using commonalities between the past and present.

Time to order these books and indulge in some much-needed poetry.

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