Poetry Recommendations- From a free verse, millenal poet.
Poetry, writing and reading, has been a huge part of my life for the last four years. Lately, more than ever, I’ve been addictively reading chapbooks and poetry books. This is a list of my favourites, poetry books I believe are worth reading.
“Flux” by Orion Carloto
Flux is one of my most recent reads. It is one of the most raw, open and beautiful collections of prose I’ve read yet. Not only does it include inspiring free verse poems, it also has charcol drawings and sketches as well as prose such as hand written paragraphs from Orion. This is her debut book, and if she publishes anything else like it, she will definitely become unstoppable.
“The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur
Released in October 2017, this is Rupi Kaur’s second poetry book. Where Milk and Honey is a fantastic read and cult favourite, The Sun and Her Flowers dives into Rupi’s personal life, background and upbringing, and touches even more on some contriversial topics such as sexual assault. It’s the perfect follow up we needed, the perfect sister to Milk and Honey.
“Rest In the Mourning” by R.H. Sin
R.H. Sin seems to be one of the most successful poets in the last year. He has released 10 poetry books, including the best selling series Whisky, Words & a Shovel. Rest in the Mourning is my top R.H. Sin suggestion (so far) because it is not quite as lengthy as his other books, which makes it an easier read, and more appealing to all consumers. The book feels like an old friend giving you the best kind of advice, maybe even advice you didn’t know you needed.
“Depression and Other Magic Tricks” by Sabrina Benaim
Sabrina Benaim is one of the many talented poets who works under Button Poetry. This year she released her first chapbook Depression and Other Magic Tricks which is sold online through Button Poetry, as well as in many large book retailers such as Chapters. The book touches on topics such as family issues and mental health, in a more casual format. There is a dash of humor that makes the content even more relateable. Her spoken word pieces are equally as beautiful.
“Neon Soul” by Alexandra Elle
Neon Soul is similar to Rupi Kaur’s style. Her poems are a gorgeous mixture of uplifting and self love, and heart break and self discovery. After finishin this book I was left with a sort of reassuring feeling, as if an old friend had just wrapped me in a hug and told me it was okay. Very inspiring and relatable, a must read.