So, I love poetry. I love reading it, but I wouldn’t even attempt to write it, as I can assure you it would suck. I find when reading it, a lot of the time you can really feel what the reader was feeling at the time they wrote it. It can be raw, funny, heartbreaking, but I can’t get enough of it. I have three favourite poets who I’m going to talk about in this post.
1. Ari Eastman
I discovered Ari’s poetry through Twitter, and thank god I did, because I fell in love with it. After reading a few of her poems, I ordered ‘Green Eyes’ and ‘I Promised You I Wouldn’t Write This’. She also has two other books of poems called ‘Everything Sucks, But I’m Still Happy’ and ‘Bloodline’ that I plan to buy sooner or later. Her poems are very personal and when reading them, you feel as if you’re being invited in to share her experiences. The poems are beautiful, and Ari is my favourite poet. Oh, she re-posted one of my pictures once, and it was great. Just thought you should all know that.
2. Amanda Lovelace
When I was buying Ari Eastman’s poems on Amazon, this one popped up in the recommended section, and the title intrigued me. I loved the idea of poetry about a woman lifting herself up and saving herself, rather than needing someone to fix her. When it arrived in the post, I began reading right away and was not disappointed. The poems were very moving and I’m so happy I discovered them.
3. Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur’s work is very well-known, so it was social media that caused me to discover it. I put it on my birthday list last year, and my mum brought it for me, which I was happy about. Her poems are empowering and I definitely recommend them. I can’t wait to read her next collection of poems, ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ on October 3rd.