An Evio Exclusive written by Marisa Petrarca
Fall calls for the obvious: sweater weather and indulging in way more pumpkin spice anything than we should and finding just the right books to cozy up with. This season, we’re calling it: novels are out and poetry books are in. You’ve probably seen passages all over Instagram from poets like Rupi Kaur and if you’ve caught feels from just a few lines of her poetry, know you’re not alone.
If you agree, check out these four empowering poetry books by women, ahead, to find the right one for you. If all five of ‘em end up in your Barnes and Noble cart, we apologize, but you won’t regret it.
2AM THOUGHTS BY MAKENZIE CAMPBELLN
If you loved Milk and Honey, you’re going to want to get your hands on 2am Thoughts by Mackenzie Campbell. This 150-pager will be hard not to fly through, but it’s the type of poetry book you can pick up, flip to a random page and take something away from what you read. If you love exploring love, relationships, life’s hardships and self-discovery, this one’s definitely worth adding to your summer reading stockpile.
THE WITCH DOESN’T BURN IN THIS ONE BY AMANDA LOVELACE
With a bold title like this one, you know its gotta’ be something good. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One is the second book in Lovelace’s “women are some kind of magic” series. Her feminist poems are meant to encourage resilience in women, as well as inspire them to “take control of their own stories.”
THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS BY RUPI KAUR
You’ve probably crossed paths with Kaur’s #1 New York Times Bestselling Milk and Honey before, but The Sun and Her Flowers is her second collection of poetry that’s just as compelling. The book is divided into five sections that document a journey of healing, growing and finding a home within yourself. We recommend reading it one section at a time and taking in the beauty of every word and illustration so that the experience doesn’t fly by too fast.
MIND PLATTER BY NAJWA ZEBIAN
Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian speaker and poet and Mind Platter is a revised and expanded collection of her debut work. The 209-page collection features self-reflective, introspective poetry that’ll have a different effect on every reader. The one-page reflections about love, friendship, hurt and inspiration will leave you with a plethora of life lessons from the author and you’ll surely find yourself coming back to her work.