Top 10 Tuesday: Poetry


POETRY. I love it. If you aren’t reading it then you are missing out. Here are some of my favourites:

  1. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje
  2. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  3. Teaching my Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  4. Selected Poems of Anne Sexton
  5. The Colossus by Sylvia Plath
  6. The Moon is Always Female by Marge Piercy
  7. Complete Poems by Dorothy Parker
  8. Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard
  9. Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood
  10. Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen



  1. It’s rare for me to find poetry I like, for some reason, but all of these look really intriguing to me. The Sylvia Plath is the only one I’ve read, but I’ve read prose work by several of the other authors, so I’ll have to check them out.

    • Milk and Honey is really powerful and also accessible. Liz Howard’s collection is mind blowing but a bit more elite. Both are on my list of all time favourites!!

  2. Have you read any Sharon Olds? If you like Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Liz Howard, and Margaret Atwood, I think you’ll love her works too. She’s my favorite! πŸ™‚

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