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World Poetry Day: 8 Stunning Poetry Collection Books Like ‘Milk and Honey’

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World Poetry Day comes just in time as much of the country braces for another major winter storm. It may be cold outside, but this article from on October 2017, shares some of the best st poetry collections to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. If you read Milk and Honey and thought you’d never get to enjoy another collection of poetry quite like it, well…in a way, that’s true. Divided into four sections—the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing—Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey chronicles her heartbreak, recovery, and self-discovery. Despite the bitterness, anger, and vulnerability crafted through the lines, Kaur speaks to the sweetness lingering between. These eight titles mirror Milk and Honey’s content or…

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World Poetry Day: 7 Collections We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands on This Spring

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When people think “poetry,” different images spring to mind, either of the stuffy old poets you read in high school, or of cigarette-smoking mustaches in black turtlenecks speaking dramatically about politics in front of a brick wall with a spotlight. However, since it is World Poetry Day, which was instituted in 1999 by the United Nations to promote reading and creativity around the world, we think it’s a good idea to take a look at some contemporary masters who are changing the game with creative subject matter, language and ideas that are modern and inspiring. So get ready to do some spring cleaning for your brain with our new poetry reading list! play dead, francine j. harris (Alice James Books, April 12, 2016)…

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