My Poetry Collection

I can honestly say I have only been a serious poetry reader for about three years now. Before then, I could never really get into it, nor did I understand the point. Mind you, I never gave poetry a fair chance for me to understand it.

Luckily, that did change.

I was browsing, you guessed it, Indigo one day a few years ago and I can’t even remember why but I stumbled across the book Chasers of the Light, Poems From the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson.

Having been someone who was never really into poetry, I don’t know why I was persuaded to pick it up. Albeit, once I did I couldn’t put it down. I ended up finishing it in Indigo and buying it anyway because I knew it would be a definite reread.

Ever since then, I been an avid poetry reader and have accumulated a fair number of books. Which, is the point of this blog post – to introduce readers to my personal (and growing) poetry collection.

Most of these I have read before, however, ones that I haven’t have been noted as such.

Here is my poetry collection (in no specific order).

  1. Chasers of the Light, Poems From the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson
  2. Revel by Michael Indemaio
  3. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  4. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  5. Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet
  6. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda
  7. Flux by Orion Carloto
  8. Knots by Edward Carson (I have not read this book yet, but it is on my ‘to read’ list for this spring)

As I mentioned, I don’t know why I initially picked up the first poetry book I ever read but I’m so thankful I did. It introduced me to a whole new way of reading, and allowed me to grow not only as a reader but also as a person.

I haven’t been reading poetry for too long, however, I do already feel as if it has taught me to be more empathic towards people, and helped me to understand myself and people better.

Have you read any of these books?

What books should I consider adding to my collection?


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