POETRY AS SOLACE AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY: THE BEST POETRY COLLECTIONS TO READ THIS MONTH

From The Washington Post Book Club, the list of titles include:

poetry-as-solace“Darling, I Love You” by Daniel Ladinsky – The perfect read for those seeking respite from the seemingly endless stream of unsettling events in the news these days.
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“Coming in to Land: Selected Poems” – A great introduction to the work of Andrew Motion, who served as poet laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009, following Ted Hughes. The poems, spanning more than 40 years, are set in various times and places, from the bucolic English countryside to Normandy and Hiroshima after World War II.
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“Cinder: New and Selected Poems” by Susan Stewart – A combination of the best writing from this singular poet, who masterfully explores the intersection of language, the external world and human consciousness.

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