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7 Books to Snuggle Up With On World Poetry Day 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Even though it may look easy, poetry is a carefully crafted (and often difficult) art form. What better way to celebrate the hard work these poets have put into their work than to spend some time reading poetry? Here are a few of our favorite contemporary poets:

Whiskey Words & a Shovel II  by r.h. Sin

whiskey words shovel_blogR.H. Sin’s second volume continues the passion and vigor of his previous publication. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. (Now available for pre-order. On sale June 7, 2016.)

Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder

today means amen_blogVivid, courageous, and candid, the poetry of Sierra DeMulder speaks straight to the heart. The poems in Sierra's new book explore the rocky terrains of love, family, and womanhood with remarkable honesty and generosity.


milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

milk and honey_blogRupi Kaur takes readers through a journey of survival through violence, abuse, love, and loss. Divided into four chapters, each chapter serves a different purpose to deal with different pain and heal different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.


Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics

Mouthful of FOrevers_blogClementine von Radics writes of love, loss, and the uncertainties and beauties of life with a ravishing poetic voice and piercing bravura. Her style speaks directly not only to the sensibility of her generation, but to anyone who has ever been young.

Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

love and misadventure_blogThe journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal, yet universal. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Lang Leav takes readers on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge—and ends with a message of hope.

Lullabies by Lang Leav

Lullabies_blogLang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Set to a musical theme, Lullabies follows love's poetic journey in this original collection, beginning with a Duet and traveling through an Interlude and Finale with an Encore popular piece from her best-selling Love & Misadventure.

Memories by Lang Leav

Memories_blogLang Leav explores the timeless themes of love and loss through this deeply relatable book that will spark conversations among readers. A lovely follow-up to Leav’s past collections, Memories includes the best of Leav’s previous collections, 35 new poems, and original color illustrations.





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