6 Books Every Poetry Lover Should Read

Poetry has such a big following, there’s a whole month dedicated to it. To kick off National Poetry Month, we decided to compile a list of our favorite poetry-filled books. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll think about life in ways you never have before – what more could you ask for in a book of full of poems? Take a look at this list, and see which books speak to you the most!

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1. All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

You may already be familiar with Tyler Knott Gregson because his poems and haikus on love are often circulated around the internet. His poetry has accumulated a large following, and this book contains some of his favorite poems along with his original photography.

 

All the Words Poetry

 

2. Love and Other Small Wars by Donna-Marie Riley

Donna-Marie Riley takes on topics of our every day lives – love, family, grief, etc. – and uses her powerful words to embody the battles we face and the wars we fight with our hearts.

 

love and other small things poetry

 

3. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

For all the dog lovers out there, this one is worth the read. Oliver captures the love between humans and dogs and hits topics such as love, grief, and laughter. The poems begin with your every day canine relationships, but soon evolve into deeper and more meaningful stories and lessons.

 

dog songs poetry

 

4. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

It’s not a shock that Lang Leav has developed a cult following over the years. The poems in this book are incredibly raw and powerful – they’re sure to hit every emotion.

 

Love and Misadventure Poetry

 

5. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey dives into deeper and darker topics, but it serves as a reminder that you can find good in any situation. Be prepared to read through topics like violence, abuse, and loss.

 

Milk and Honey Poetry

 

6. Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics

You may recognize Clementine von Radics from her Tumblr famous poetry on love. This young poet is only in her early 20’s, so her work is especially relatable for college students.

 

Mouthful of Forevers Poetry

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Do you have a favorite poet? We want to know! Share it with us in the comments below or on Twitter. Also, make sure you stay tuned for more poetry-related posts coming later this month!

 

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