4 Great Instagram Poets That Will Warm Even The Coldest Of Hearts
8 de enero de 2018Sairy Romero
If you love poetry, you can improve your day by following these poets’ Instagram accounts.
We have to find inspiration wherever we can get it. Most of the time, we’re too busy to take some time to relax and read what we want to read, what gives us pleasure, instead of what we have to read due to work, school, or because we have to keep up with the endless news about politics, international conflict, and a million other things that make us think the world is a terrible place. Let's not forget that there is beauty among all the horrors. One way we can get a dose of beauty on a daily basis, even if we’re busy, is by curating the content we choose to follow on social media. To keep our Internet use healthy, we need to maintain a balance between the chaotic news and the things that bring us joy. So, if poetry is one of the things you love, you can improve your day by following these poets’ Instagram accounts. Their work will bring you joy, not because it’s rosy and comfortable, but because it will remind you that good, beautiful things can come out of life’s inevitable bad experiences.
Nayyirah Waheed’s poetry proves that established editors don’t always recognize good work. She started self-publishing her short poems on Instagram after her first book was rejected, and her account quickly became popular. Through her poems, she tackles subjects like gender, race, and relationships. You will find her poems particularly poignant if you’re going through a bad time, because they serve as a reminder that there’s something nurturing about hardship, and that we need to give ourselves space to experience our feelings and emotions fully, even the negative ones.
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Cover image by Angie López.