In light of moving on would you share some of your favorite poets and pieces of work? I would love to expand my horizons in poetry and learn about quality writers.
poets: e.e. cummings, leonard cohen, aracelis girmay, margaret atwood, rumi, charles bukowski, jim morrison, khalil gibran, yoko ono. anais nin’s and frida kahlo’s diaries. some of jack kerouac’s letters. miranda july’s short stories. a couple poets on tumblr that move me (write differently than the mainstream stuff): @heavenfay@blueoctavo@alexgluewrites@syrupbrat obv. there’s a lot of poets that i follow that i enjoy but these ones are stickin out to me right now
ok i can’t really recommend you anything since i have no idea who you are or what you’re looking for buuuut let me just give you a list of some random current and oldtime favorites.
Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente
Dina’s Book - Herbjorg Wassmo
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Suerte - Claude Lucas (ahh i don’t even know the english title, but it’s french and it’s goood)
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Crusade in Jeans - Thea Beckman (childrens/ya book but it was my favorite book when i was a kid so it will be my favorite book forever)
(no really READ IT its about a boy who accidentally goes back to the 13th century in a time machine and gets stuck in a children’s crusade and he crosses half of Europe with them and at first he is like lol god doesnt exists what r u doing get me out of here but then things happen and its like history and science-fiction all in one while dealing about humanity and death and faith and friendship and EVERYTHING hjfsdhsdfh)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (hmm really though, if you ever want to read random classics read Bronte and Wilde)
speaking of classics: WAR AND PEACE - Leo Tolstoy (if you arent afraid of fat books with a gazillion characters PLEASE read this one i LOVE IT)
1964 - George Orwell (all books about dystopia’s on that matter, the Handmaids Tale, Brave New world, i havent read the hunger games yet but fuck read them all)
A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin (obviously)
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The History Of Love - Nicole Krauss
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
I also used to devour everything by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Porno, Filth, Glue) but i guess that has to be your thing
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
every children’s book Roald Dahl has ever written
Making History - Stephen Fry
I also guess you can never go wrong with Margaret Atwood, Milan Kundera, Neil Gaiman…. and I’d also recommend the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, cause I really enjoyed the first book but the second one was a lot harder to get through….
also the Journals of Sylvia Plath and Christiana F. if you’re looking for something more non-fiction.
for poetry i’d recommend: Richard Siken, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, Margaret Atwood………..