When Iâ€™ve found myself in moments of pure heartbreak — which is to say there have been many moments in my 27 years of existence — I have so often found solace in poetry. Last year, in the throes of a wee heartbreak, I loved this poem by Andrea Gibson.
Heck, I have even found myself brought to prose as a result of particular heartache — (see this poem) — I genuinely donâ€™t even remember putting the words down. I just remember feeling utterly numb but in dire need to write. To put the feelings I wasnâ€™t feeling down in words.
What Iâ€™m getting at, ironically, not so eloquently, is that poetry is powerful. Itâ€™s no secret that Iâ€™m a bonafide word-lover, so this too should come as no surprise. But even for those not so “into poetry”, Iâ€™d argue thereâ€™s a poem, poet, or poetry style for them. Thatâ€™s the beautiful thing about poetry.
So, when I saw this listÂ from The Strand Book Store of “11 Writers Bringing Poetry to Life,” you best believe my bank account took a hit.
But I need even more! What are your favorite poets, poems, etc.? Let me know! I love it alllll.Â