9 Poetry Collections I Want to Read

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!

The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson

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.”

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook

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.”

Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose by Alexandra Elle

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.

Hummingbird by Sophia Elaine Hanson

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.

Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke, & Hangry  by Samantha Jayne 

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.

Love, and You by Gretchen Gomez

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.

It Starts Like This: a collection of poetry by Shelby Leigh

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.

Uncaged Wallflower by Jennae Cecilia

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.

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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.

Do you have any collections that you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “9 Poetry Collections I Want to Read

  1. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews says:

    i read the chaos of longing last night because it’s currently free on kindle and it was SO good! i’m also super excited for gretchen’s collection and amanda lovelace’s new one. the title already has me so pumped. i added a bunch of the others you mentioned to my tbr 😀

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  2. ChicNerdReads says:

    thank you soooooo much!!!!! i can’t wait to hear what you think of my book. ahh!

    The Chaos of Longing, It Starts Like This, and Uncaged Wallflower are really good!! I also cannot wait to read The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately, and Hummbingbird. They are all on my TBR. Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately and Hummingbird are both on my bookshelf. I cannot wait to read them and review on my blog.

    We Carry The Sky and Princess were both beautiful wonderful books. I can’t get enough of poetry!

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  3. tea and titles says:

    This is exactly the kind of post I’ve been looking for. I am all for new poetry recs and it seems from your list that we have similar tastes. I would also recommend to you if you haven’t already read them Of Yesteryear by Lauren Eden and All the Dogs I’ve Kissed by Trista Mateer. Once again, great post 🙂

    My Blog : http://www.teaandtitles.com/

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    • lindsey @ paradisbooks says:

      Ah those sound good! I already read them so they aren’t on this list but if you haven’t read milk and honey by Rupi Kaur, The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace, or We Carry The Sky by Mckayla Robbin those are amazing.


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