I've recently discovered a love of poetry. There is so much richness to discover! The poems I read now are nothing like what I read in school; these poems speak to me, speak to my own experience as a woman or the experiences of marginalized groups, speak to relationships both tender and terrible.
I've discovered new-to-me poems through a poetry class I'm taking at the South of Downtown Art Hub, through The Slowdown Show, a five minute poem-a-day podcast released every weekday, through buying books of poems, and browsing slam poetry on YouTube.
Here are a few of my favorite poems, in no particular order.