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  • Desirée Brown

8 New-Age Poets (And Their Collections) You Should Check Out If You Don't Like Reading Poetry

Updated: Jan 20

If you've uttered the words, "I just don't get poetry," you're not the only reader feeling this way. Though one of the most ancient literary genres, poetry can be frustrating to read with its extensive metaphors, confusing formations, and intimidating--some may say convoluted--expression.


On top of this, our introduction to poetry is often the most dense, far-from-modern works: Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, John Milton's Paradise Lost, William Shakespeare's many sonnets . . . think anything you read in high school and thought, This is taking so much of my brain power to understand. Yes, these are powerful, beautiful poems, but they usually don't intrigue us enough to start reading poetry on our free time.


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Desirée Brown is a writer, poet, and content writer. She received her B.A. in English from University of North Carolina-Charlotte and her M.F.A. from New York University. Her work has been featured in Hedge Apple Magazine, Woven Tale Press, Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine, and more. She has worked with poets Ishion Hutchinson, Nick Laird, Catherine Barnett, and Matthew Rohrer. She is the founder and executive director of the Young Eager Writers Association. Today, Desirée lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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