The 14 Best Poetry Books to Get You Through Every Life Event

Poetry is such a personal reading experience because it captures and confronts us with what we've privately felt, thought, or believed in some inarticulable capacity. Aside from being more melodic than prose, it plunges right to the core. So when we need company, advice, attitude, motivation, humor, or whatever else to show us the way, poetry is the fearless leader. Cheesy, yes, but what can we say?

Poetry brings out the sentimentalist within. To share our passion, we designed a reading list of the best poetry books to get you through every mood and life event you find yourself in. Don't worry, our syllabus steps outside the Shakespearean box. Click through the collections below to choose the best poetry for you.

Next up: The seven best books on Audible for people who don't have time to read.

This story was originally published on December 26, 2017, and has since been updated.