13 Books of Poetry for Millennials

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There are very few things that are more beautiful than a well thought out verse. Here are, “13 Books of Poetry for Millennials” to show you the beauty of the world through words. 

Quarter Life Poetry- Samantha Jayne

Quarter Life Poetry started out on Instagram and Tumblr as a way for the author, Samantha Jayne to chronicle her daily life struggles through snarky doodles and quatrains. 

Beautiful Chaos- R.M. Drake

Chaos is not pretty it is like feeling a hundred things, hearing a hundred voices, and somewhere in the riot we tend to lose ourselves and lose direction in our heads. This is the first book of many you’ll want in your collection from R.M. Drake.

Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

There is nothing you can say about Rupi Kaur that she doesn’t say herself in her writing. The Toronto-based poet has become the feminist voice of a generation with her brutally honest and hauntingly beautiful words on anything from a broken heart to racism. Get a taste or her work here

Whiskey Words & a Shovel I- r.h Sin

Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel, Vol. 1, is about reclaiming your power on the path to a healthy relationship. It is a testament to choosing to love yourself, even if it means heartbreak.

Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning- Allison Trowbridge

Allison Trowbridge harnesses the power of story in a series of letters to an imagined young woman wrestling with the questions that arise as she stands on the precipice of adulthood.

Chasers of the Light- Tyler Knott Gregson

Tyler Knott Gregson gained a huge Pinterest following after releasing his typed out on an old fashion typewriter. Since then, his work has not only become recognizable, but he’s become one of the greatest modern poets of the 21st century. 

Leaves of Grass- Walt Whitman

You can’t say you’re “into poetry” if you haven’t read Walt Whitman.

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson- Emily Dickinson


Family Values- Wendy Cope

From a motorway service area to her ambivalent relationship with religion, Wendy Cope covers a wide range of experience in her new collection.  

Mouthful of Forevers- Clementine Von Radics

Mouthful of Forevers, Clementine Von Radics connects with emotions in a way that makes every poem feel like it was written specifically for each reader.

Love Her Wild: Poems- Atticus

Atticus writes short poems and publishes them on Instagram and Tumblr. He has a loyal fanbase, even though he chooses to remain anonymous.

the princess saves herself in this one- Amanda Lovelace

Keeping it honest and upfront is Amanda Lovelace’s specialty, which is exactly why she needs to be added to your shelf.


The Universe of Us- Lang Leav

Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. 


What’s your favorite book of poetry you think everyone should read? Let me know in the comments!

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