We asked you to let us know the poems you find the most inspirational, and you replied in abundance! Here are some of our top picks, and you can read Anirudth’s World Poetry Day post here.
It’s perhaps no surprise that the wonderful Maya Angelou’s name popped up more than once:
— Clare (@ClareToHere) March 19, 2016
@rights_info Caged Bird by Maya Angelou is such a powerful poem about the cruelty of discrimination
— Megan (@EarlyMegski) March 21, 2016
— Angela Patrick (@Angela__Patrick) March 20, 2016
As did the great Langston Hughes:
— Daniel Collins (@DanielCollins85) March 20, 2016
@rights_info I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes
— MissBBB (@BeireannBuanBua) March 19, 2016
And there were many more brilliant suggestions…
— Yoav Segal (@yo_segal) March 20, 2016
Watch George The Poet in action here.
— Gemma Blythe (@Gemma_Blythe) March 19, 2016
Check out Benjamin Zephaniah’s poems.
— Shona Gibbs (@och_shona) March 19, 2016
Here’s Dean Atta.
— Atalanta Goulandris (@greekie50) March 20, 2016
Read Claudia Rankine here.
— Dan Reisel (@danreisel) March 19, 2016
Get your Yeats fix here.
— Yewa Holiday (@Yyadiloh) March 20, 2016
Read Wole Soyinka’s work here.
— Rishi Dastidar (@BetaRish) March 20, 2016
Check out the poetry of Musa Okwonga.
— Suzanne Gallagher (@LinguistLawyer) March 19, 2016
Thanks to everyone who replied for all of your fantastic suggestions.
Happy reading & watching!