Want to read more poetry but don’t know where to start?
We asked the top 15 Foyle Young Poets of 2019 to send us their best recommendations for these weird times. Each poet offers a poem that you can find for free online, as well as a full book they think you should definitely read. They also share how they’ve been getting on.
Cut yourself some slack. You don’t need to use this time to pen the next modern classic; just keeping afloat is enough.
Nadia Lines and Dana Collins recommend War Music by Christopher Logue, Stressed, Unstressed (edited by Jonathan Bate, Paula Byrne, Sophie Ratcliffe and Andrew Schuman), and poems by W.B. Yeats and Lord Byron.