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4 Poetry Books Every Poet and Poetry Lover Should Read

Are you an aspiring poet or do you just love reading poetry?

Every good poet reads as much as they write. In order to gain a wide perspective, you need to read a variety of different famous works.
While the inspiration for one’s work may come from personal experiences, reading poems written by famous, talented writers is a great, valuable education and may influence and inspire you to create a new amazing work.
There is no one better to learn from than the great masters themselves.

Here is a list of famous poetry books every poet and poetry lover should read.

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32 Stylish and Unique Home Library Ideas

Building your own home library but don't know where to start? Get inspired by our collection of 32 stylish, unique, and quirky home libraries.

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The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Read about the mystery that surrounds the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most beloved American writers of the mysterious and the grotesque.

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Gallery of the Most Beautiful Antique Books

Enjoy viewing our gallery of the most beautiful rare, antique book covers in the world.

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Top 10 Must-Read Russian Classics

If you’ve already dipped your toes into the reservoir of Russian literature, you’re still sure to find some lesser-known gems here that will enhance your understanding of this country’s great literary culture. Check out our list of the 10 best Russian Classics ever written.

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The Life and Works of Novelist Jean Rhys

Learn about the life and memorable works of famous novelist Jean Rhys, a woman troubled by complicated, unhappy relationships and a heritage that shaped her works.

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The Life and Works of Toni Morrison

Read about the life and works of acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison, who masterfully captures the experiences of African Americans in her brilliant works. In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Morrison has shown the world, again and again, her peerless ability to supplement a critique of American history with bottomless psychological insight.

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The Most Prestigious Book Awards in the Publishing Industry

If you're an emerging author, winning a distinguished book award can dramatically increase the sales of your book and might even land you a publishing deal with a major publisher.

With so many book contests and awards in the publishing industry, it can be hard to tell which ones are legit and important. Below we have included a list of the most prestigious literary awards in the world which every writer should know of and aspire to win.

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The Life and Works of Author & Poet Sylvia Plath

Learn about the life and works of Sylvia Path, one of America's most celebrated and controversial poets. Discover what inspired her to write her haunting American classic "The Bell Jar", before tragically taking her own life.

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The Life and Works of Poet Langston Hughes

One of Langston Hughes’s admirers, Loften Mitchell, writes: “Langston set a tone, a standard of brotherhood and friendship and cooperation, for all of us to follow. You never got from him, ‘I am the Negro writer,’ but only ‘I am Negro writer.’ He never stopped thinking about the rest of us.”

Born in February of 1902, Hughes was one of the leading forces of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City during the 1920s and continued to influence the tone of African-American poetry throughout the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. However, before his career took off, his main inspirations stemmed from his upbringing.

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