If y’all have been following me for a bit you probably know that I have started to dip my toe into the contemporary poetry waters. So far I have read Milk and Honey, The Princess Saves Herself in This One, and We Carry The Sky. I want to branch out a bit more and here are a couple collections I want to read based on following authors on social and recommendations. If you have any favorite collections let me know in the comments!
I’ve been interested in this collection for a while, it originally caught my eye because the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Then I checked out Robinson’s poetry on Instagram and absolutely adored it. The collection is broken up into sections: “inception,” “longing,” “chaos,” and “epiphany.”
Amanda Lovelace posted a pic of this collection on her Instagram and that really peaked my interest. Plus, the format sounds really unique. It’s designed in the style of a mixtape with a “track list.”
Alex Elle has been on my to-be-read list for a while now. I follow her on social and the glimpses I’ve gotten of her poetry and prose are beautiful. This is an upcoming release and I’m really excited for it.
I follow Sophia on Twitter. I obviously connect with and learn about a lot of authors via social. I was following her up to the publication of Hummingbird and got to hear about the journey and process. And what I saw was truly beautiful so I’m decided to get to this one. She’s also the author of a young adult series—that is really interesting to me and maybe I’ll get around to reading it as well.
This collection got me at the tile—as I am young, broke, and hangry. It’s blurbed as being about the post-college twenty-something life—something I am about to enter—with different poems and doodles. Like so relatable. Something I want to read before graduation.
I find everyone through social okay—I’ve been following at chicnerdreads.wordpress.com for a while now. Go check out her blog! She posts of her poetry on there so I already know I will love what I find in her book.
Shelby wrote a poem everyday for a year, taking her favorites and putting them together in this collection. It works as a narrative of a girl learning to overcome and appreciate things in life—with themes ranging from heartbreak and loss to closure and hope.
A lot of people I follow have been reading and recommending this collection so that’s kind of where my interest stems from. It’s blurbed as a book to inject some positivity in your day and I know I need that.
I am so hyped for this collection. I don’t even know when it is coming out—it might not even be done—but I had to put it on this list.