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Our Favourite Poetry Books for Beginners

Poetry is an area of literature that many readers are intimidated by. However, we know that not every reader is a fan of fictional writing, and some are not wholly intrigued by the premise of nonfiction writing either. Some readers are looking for short texts that they can read here and there without the commitment of a 300 plus page novel. Here, we would suggest poetry books. Of course, when starting out in the world of poetry books it can seem daunting, as it would starting out in any branch of literature. Here are some of the top poetry books we would recommend;

A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year by Jane McMorland Hunter

A calming collection of nature poems to help you relax and unwind at the end of every day. This book is a great way to implement poetry into your everyday routine, so that you become more familiar with it as a reading style. It’s also a great way to take a moment everyday for some peace and relaxation. 

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The Magic Hour: 100 Poems for the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club by Charlotte Moore

Based on the idea of a weekly poetry club, this book was written with poetry fanatics in mind. It brings together a selection of beloved poems from this poetry club for a range of readers to enjoy. There is a wonderful mix of poems within this book, some you may have heard of and some you may have not!

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The Fire of Joy: Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart & Say Aloud by Clive James

This book is Clive James’ personal guide to some of his favourite and most unforgettable poems he has ever read. Discover the fire of these poems for yourself!

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Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

From the author of the bestselling novel ‘The Kite Runner’, Hosseini has compiled a beautiful poem in Sea Prayer. With fantastic illustrations throughout, this book tells the story of a broken country and a broken life.

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A Poem for Every Summer Day by Allie Esiri

Within the pages of Allie Esiri’s gorgeous collection, A Poem for Every Summer Day, you will find verse that will transport you to striking summer scenes and inspire adventure. The poems are selected from Allie Esiri’s best selling poetry anthologies A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year.

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