i love me a good witchhunt

anonymous asked:

Hello! Hope you're doing well! Which poetry books would recommend? I have just recently started reading poetry and adore it, yet I don't know many poets or anything.. :(

First of all, welcome! Poetry has changed my life so I hope it does good things for you too :)

Second, here are some books I would recommend if you’re just starting out (aka poetry books you shouldn’t miss):

  • Crush by Richard Siken
  • War of Foxes by Richard Siken
  • Sharks in the Rivers by Ada Limón
  • Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón
  • Mouthfuls of Forevers by Clementine Von Radics
  • The Madness Vase by Andrea Gibson
  • Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuipers
  • Bone Map by Sara Eliza Johnson
  • Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder
  • Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Racing Hummingbirds by Jeanann Verlee
  • The Smell of Good Mud by Lauren Zuniga
  • Songs from Under the River by Anis Mojgani
  • Rise of the Trust Fall by Mindy Nettifee
  • After the Witchhunt by Megan Falley
  • What Love Comes To by Ruth Stone
  • The Human Line by Ellen Bass

And although I haven’t actually read this book yet, but Ocean’s poetry has been destroying me lately, I’ll add this one because it’s my next to read:

  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong