What’s Good On The Shelf: Poetry (opinion)

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It’s time to bring back the significance of books. With the digital age, we are more drawn to our cell phones and social media. People, especially the young generation, should read more.

Do you feel that you don’t have the time to read? A great recommendation for younger readers is poetry because of its brief passages. Here are some favorite of our poets.

Love Her Wild and The Dark Between Stars are written by an anonymous poet named Atticus. Atticus became an Instagram sensation who stole the hearts of many with his Instagram posts. His first book, Love Her Wild, was released in 2017, and is about a relationship he once had. His second and latest book, The Dark Between Stars, was recently released last September and one can say, both of these photograph-filled sets of poems will tug at your heart.

R.H Sin is a poet famously known for Whiskey Words and a Shovel. Whiskey Words and a Shovel was released in 2015 and it is based off of his relationship with his wife, Samantha King. Whiskey Words and a Shovel is filled with empowering quotes that are directed toward a female audience. This is definitely ideal for feminists.

Rupi Kaur is the author of Milk and Honey. Milk and Honey is a such a deep set of poems that centers femininity and experiences of abuse and violence. It is all about pain and healing. This book is so compelling that one should add her latest book, The Sun and Her Her Flowers to their reading list.

Remember to fill that shelf because a happy home has books. After all, Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “A home without books is a body without a soul.”

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