Poetry came to me early and late in my childhood and teen years. I read my first poetry in a childhood book of nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fables, and legends. In church, I tasted the poetry of song lyrics and psalms. As a teen, I had to be forced to read poetry and write it, but I discovered (or rediscovered) a love for it.
As always, my tastes are eclectic. Readers, be discerning according to your tastes.
An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo is a beautiful, haunting, a gorgeous ode to history and memory.
Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon is brilliant, bold, and incredibly fun! I recommend this book to all those who love poetry, and even those who don’t. Try it, you might like it.