Recently, four collections of poetry have really resonated with audiences young and old. If you go on social media you will see quotes or entire poems from these four authors all over the place, but with three of them releasing new collections this year it is time to sit down and connect with them. If you have gone through a bad break-up, are still looking for your place in the world, or are simply looking to feel then these four will make you laugh and cry. They all follow a similar prose style made popular by Rupi Kaur in her Milk and Honey collection.
The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
The follow-up to the aforementioned Milk and Honey takes the reader through five distinct phases of a flower’s life: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. Each of these is emblematic of various stages we each take in our lives such as break-ups which fall under wilting to blooming which is the beginning of new love. She accurately captures the complex emotions we each feel through different times in our lives, and her prose is sparse yet haunting.
For The Girl Who Feels Forgotten and She Felt Like Nothing by R.H. Sin
Sin actually started out publishing his feminist poetry on Instagram which led to a publishing deal and paperbacks being available. Like a lot of poetry, he focuses on a lot of subjects that are dear to everyone’s heart such as loss after a relationship and the need for self-discovery on the path to moving on. He has a variety of collections to choose from, so if there is a topic that is really speaking to you take a look at one of his 22 collections, you are bound to find words of wisdom.
Don’t Tell Me Not To Ask Why by Samantha King Holmes
Holmes is actually married to Sin, making them quite the poetic couple. Her latest collection focuses on lessons you learn in relationships and more on issues surrounding family, loneliness, and figuring out where you belong in the world. Her poems can be only three lines of prose, but they pack a punch that will have you unable to put her book down and finding yourself in each one.
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns by Amanda Lovelace
Another recent release this year with a fairy tale take on life uses the story of The Little Mermaid to describe relationships and their struggles. While some of them have a fantastical air some are much more grounded. Specifically, the poems ‘titanic’ and ‘homeward’ which are about losing oneself in a relationship and then finding where you belong. To fully appreciate the brilliance that each of these authors has captured we highly recommend picking any of these up as you will find yourself re-reading them for years to come.