This Instapoet Just Published the Most Breathtaking Memoir!

This Instapoet Just Published the Most Breathtaking Memoir!

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Yrsa Daley-Ward was born in 1989 in Northern England and, at just twenty-nine years old, has already published two full-length works and gained 136K followers on Instagram. She is arguably one of the most famed and renowned Instapoets of the modern age, what with her posts gaining more than eight-thousand likes. Read her compelling poem Mental Health here.     However, Daley-Ward wasn’t always the well-known force of literature that she is today; her upbringing was a darkly complicated, messy, and difficult one. She was raised alongside her younger brother by their single mother and her eccentric, toxic partner before they were eventually sent to live with their incredibly religious, strict, …

We Should All Thank Instagram For Revamping Poetry

We Should All Thank Instagram For Revamping Poetry

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Instagram is good at many things, including hours and hours of cute dog videos and making people care about CGI influencers. Instagram is also home to many under-the-radar poets who publish their newest work daily to millions of followers.    The perfect culmination of typography, immediate shareability, and quotes makes poetry and Instagram the perfect match. One of the most recognizable poets who got her start on Instagram is Rupi Kaur.     ????? A post shared by rupi kaur (@rupikaur_) on Apr 2, 2018 at 6:34pm PDT   Following her smashing success of her 2016 release, Milk and Honey, and her newest …

Olivia Gatwood: The 26-Year-Old Poet You Should Be Watching

Olivia Gatwood: The 26-Year-Old Poet You Should Be Watching

Olivia Gatwood was born February 23, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. And, in her short twenty-six years on this planet, this woman has taken no small-steps toward proving her brilliance, strength, resilience, and power.   At just sixteen, Gatwood led twenty other women in a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit against their boss at a local bakery. She now works as a Title IX Compliant (a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity …

7 Quotes from Modern Poets For When You’ve Got the Sads

7 Quotes from Modern Poets For When You’ve Got the Sads

Poetry is one of the oldest forms of writing in existence. It has been the go-to for both writers and avid-readers in need of a way to express themselves, clear their heads, and share thoughts that can’t always be easy to share since the beginning of time, and, with such a rise in modern poets hitting the big time and making waves in the press, it’s right now as popular and relevant as ever. Yay, poets! Yay, poems! Yay, poetry!   Here are seven of my favorite quotes from modern poets for the days when you’re feeling down and need a little help getting …

For When You Aren’t Obsessively Checking Bookstr, Here Are Some Other Sites

For When You Aren’t Obsessively Checking Bookstr, Here Are Some Other Sites

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We, in the online bookish community, love learning about new books, sharing about old books, and even just reading about reading.   Obviously, Bookstr is actually the number one on this list of websites for bookworms, but these are the other websites that equally all tie for second place that every bookworm should check out (after, of course, they have finished reading all our articles.)   Goodreads   via Goodreads   Essentially the Facebook of books, without the annoying click bait articles or ads, this website lets you add your friends, review books, and see what they are reading or …