Poetry elevates our emotions to the platform of fine art. It transcends taste and resonates with our collective humanity by exploring themes of yearning, jubilation, love, and sorrow. In honor of National Poetry Month, we have compiled a list of our staff’s favorite poetry collections, sharing the poems that speak the most to us, along with audio clips of some. We hope they’ll awaken and inspire you too.
If all of this poetry talk is a little intimidating, a great place to start out is with poetry collections such as Poems That Make Grown Men Cry and Poems That Make Grown Women Cry, both edited by the father–son team Anthony and Ben Holden.