Celebrate National Poetry Month With These 12 Books

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What a month, what a month!

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National Poetry Month

Did you hear? It's a well known holiday this April, National Poetry Month! So go ahead and snag yourself some of the best books on poetry.

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1. Black Book Of Poems

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"Black Book of Poems is the debut title of the Armenian-born writer, Vincent Hunanyan, and is a collection of poems dealing with loss, love, pain, happiness, depression and abandonment".

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2. Milk and Honey

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"The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look."

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3. Love Her Wild: Poems

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"With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure".

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4. Darling ;

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"Poetry book full of words broken souls need to hear. Series to help understand what is happening around you and inside your head".

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5. Her Favorite Color Was Yellow

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"Her Favorite Color Was Yellow is Edgar Holmes' debut collection of poetry. It is an ode to his muse, his all-consuming love, his everything- how it feels to find love, lose it, and get it back".

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6. Her

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""Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."

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7. Earthbound Poems

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"Whether drawing on observations in the garden, discoveries about the universe, stories told in paintings, or the lore of minerals and gems, the poems in this volume remain meditations on what it means to be human. They are bittersweet and subtle, conveying as much between the lines as within them".

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8. Burn The Fairytales

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"Kill the prince. Give the princess a sword. Send her into battle. Watch her win. This poetry book is a work of feminist self-empowerment for women and of understanding for men. It deals with love, loss, self discovery, self love, grief, and inspiration".

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9. The Complete Poetry

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"Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life".

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10. Whispers Willow (Revery)

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"Revery is a genre of dreams, musings, single thoughts locked in time, free form expressions that can be either overtly logical or cryptically puzzling, extravagant or plain, proselike or rhythmical. Revery is a big tent construct that affords writers flexibility from the categorization of traditional genre".

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11. The Poem She Didn't Write And Other Poems

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"Olena Kalytiak Davis revivifies language as she addresses, with a heightened post-confessional directness, lost love, sexual violence, and the confrontations of aging. With her characteristic syntactical play, sly slips of meaning, and all-out feminism, Davis hyper-consciously erases the rulebook".

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12. War of the Foxes

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"In this long-awaited follow-up to Crush, Siken turns toward the problems of making and representation, in an unrelenting interrogation of our world of doublings. In this restless, swerving book simple questions—such as, Why paint a bird?—are immediately complicated by concerns of morality, human capacity, and the ways we look to art for meaning and purpose while participating in its—and our own—invention".

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