Hello lovelies and welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today's post is about my favorite works of poetry. In case you don't know, I love poetry and write it myself, so my first mention in this post is going to be to my first book which happens to be poetry called Perfume on the Radio.
This book is very personal to me and is like a coming of age story. I started writing it when I was 18 and published it when I was 19. I'll be 22 this year, so I've definitely grown since then, but it is still very near and dear to my heart and a very open form of expression. If you haven't gotten your hands on it, I'd highly recommend checking it out--it's only $9.99. I'm so grateful for all of the support I've received so far, and if you get a copy, let me know! It's also packed with original sketches I drew which I think is the cherry on top of it all.
As I write this, I've flipped through and read some of the pieces, and it's crazy to me to see how I felt and how I still feel the same about a lot of things. It's a very cool book. If you order from Amazon, add it to your order!!!
My second favorite work of poetry is a collection of works, and that is everything by Michael Faudet. I've read all of his works apart from Cult of Two (which I plan to read soon), and his poetry makes me smile, laugh, and dream.
I discovered his poetry when I was about 17 or 18, and I remember picking up Dirty Pretty Things in the bookstore. I don't want to give too much away in case you haven't read it, but I read some things in there that I couldn't believe he felt comfortable writing but that also made me laugh and that I found very relatable.
Have you ever seen or read something that just made you feel normal? That's what his poetry did for me when I discovered it. I've loved everything I've read of his so far, and I highly recommend his works.
I will say, his writing is very expressive and unique, and if you're sensitive to writing that includes intimacy or sex, I would not recommend it. On the other hand, if you like romance, poetry, and entertaining writing, you should check out his works.
My third mention is going to have to go to Rupi Kaur. I read her book Milk and Honey right after I graduated high school. I was in a weird place in my life as many kids are who just graduate, and I was dealing with a lot of personal stuff too that I may share with you all at some point.
Anyways, her poetry made me laugh, cry, and feel at peace. I feel like God brought this book to me as I'd seen it on the internet shortly before getting it, and my friends at the time were reading it too, but I kept avoiding it at all costs. I found it in the bookstore one day by accident completely out of place, and I knew I needed to give it a chance. Her work The Sun and Her Flowers is beautiful as well.
Again, I wouldn't recommend if you're sensitive to writing that includes intimacy or sex, and I understand that it can be a triggering topic for some, with Kaur's writing in a different way than Faudets, but again, beautiful works of art nonetheless.
Are you into poetry? Who are your favorite authors?
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