Favourite Poetry Books.

I’m not sure when it was that I fell in love with spoken word poetry, but I think it was shortly after I started Uni. There’s something about it that is so open and bearing, it just hits you like a brick wall. When poetry books started to become a little more mainstream, I was beside myself. While my collection isn’t as huge as I want, I’m more than happy to slowly add to it.
Crush – Richard Siken
This was my first ever poetry book in the collection. I’d asked for it one Christmas after having read one of his poems in class. There’s something about his poetry that really tells a story and resonates with me.
Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
If there’s one that you’re bound to have seen around, it’s probably this one. And for very good reason. The poems are truly phenomenal and I can only imagine how amazing it would be to hear it live. It’s poetry that I tell people they will identify with in one way or another at some point, and I haven’t been wrong so far.

She Must Be Mad – Charly Cox
I’m not one to buy something just because of the hype surrounding it, in fact, it puts me off. However, I made an exception after having seen this one on social media for month and months, that when I saw it at St Pancras a few months ago, I simply couldn’t resist. I haven’t read it all, but the poetry is heartwrentchly raw and just truly unbelievable!

The Princess Saves Herself In This One – Amanda Lovelace
I bought this one on a whim really. I’d seen a few friends talk about it and I just needed to see what all the fuss was about. I love the fact this is a series of sorts, and I bought the second one at the same time. I love the colour contrast between the covers and they look lovely on my shelf together. I have picked up this a few time and have loved spending time flicking through and picking out poems that I have ended loving. 

Are there any poetry books that you’ve been loving? Or perhaps ones you weren’t too keen on? I want to know it all, let me know in the comment down below. 

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