5 Poets to Remind You Poetry Isn’t Boring

5 Poets to Remind You Poetry Isn’t Boring

Poetry is always around but never really fore frontal in the literary community. Poetry seems to be deemed as sort of the bastard child of the writing world, and you may be thinking.. well yeh, why should folks be paying attention to poetry anyway? Here’s why: poetry is everything we do in life, the beauty, the heartbreak, the frustration, the anxiety, the ugly.. all of it, literally all of it.  Poetry captures and encapsulates the human experience in whimsy and word play, in language and love. If you are adverse to poetry, ask yourself why? What turns you off to …

Former Representative Shocks and Surprises with Saucy Poetry Books

Former Representative Shocks and Surprises with Saucy Poetry Books

Over the years I have learned not to judge a book by its cover, and by book I mean humans. Folks tend to surprise me even when I think I’ve seen enough, but I find the unexpected to be quite charming. So naturally I had to pass on some news from Non Doc and their poetic discovery.    Image Via Paul Chrisstarlon Wesselhoft   The excellently named Paul Chrisstarlon Wesselhoft was an Oklahoma representative from 2005 to 2016, in addition to being a Vietnam vet, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War. This man …

10 Beautiful Poems to Beckon Your Spring Awakening

10 Beautiful Poems to Beckon Your Spring Awakening

It’s that time again and it feels like years since it’s been here. Spring has arrived and although many still see snow on the ground, we know it won’t stick around for long. Where I live, cool breezes have come upon us lately. Long afternoons cast golden light along sidewalks and birds you haven’t heard in a while are suddenly in song. It’s my favorite season, a sort of new beginning.   Spring is the season that, when it arrives, feels like it’s been gone the longest. Things begin to buzz and you feel like you’re on the brink of …

Bookstr Recommends: Our Favorite Poems for World Poetry Day!

Bookstr Recommends: Our Favorite Poems for World Poetry Day!

WE LOVE POETRY. World Poetry Day is Bookstr’s favorite holiday. If there wasn’t a full on blizzard in New York today, we would be in the office reciting verses to one another all day long, you best believe. However, the fact of the matter is that there IS a full on blizzard taking place in this here city, and therefore we must content ourselves with virtually sharing our favorite poems with each other and with you!   On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong     George Hajjar– Social and Editorial    So one of my favorite poems is …