- Wild Nights: Heart Wisdom from Five Women Poets - Poetry Review -

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In this soul-stirring collection of timeless verse, five legendary female poets address life's pains and sorrows as well as its joys and renewals. The poems appeal to the heart, providing companionship on the rugged path that all must tread. The roster features writers from ancient to modern times: Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

As instapoets continue to make poetry more accessible and popular, they build on the tradition of intimate, confessional works built by earlier generations. No one is more prominent at this heritage than the mysterious, evocative fragments of Sappho, which inspired an earlier generation of female poets to let loose their own talent. From idiosyncratic Dickinson to the passionate, Pulitzer Prize–winning Lowell, the romanticism of Teasdale, and the intense art of St. Vincent Millay — yet another Pulitzer winner — these writers were early trailblazers in speaking their emotional truth through their craft. This handsome volume features original illustrations by Claire Whitmore, a Foreword by Dr. Lisa Locascio, and brief biographies of all five poets.

Wild Nights was a nice read. I wanted to read more classic poetry this year, this was a good place to start. I kinda thought I was going to get different poetry them what was in this book but I still enjoyed it. I thought I was going to get more women powering-ish poetry. While it was mostly love poetry, it was still good. However, I did find new poets who I can't wait to look into. There are a few poems I bookmarked, like 'Ee-Grass'', because I want to write them down. One of my favorite lines is "I wish to dwell around your daylight dreams." by Amy Lowell. After the poetry, there are short bios of the poets, it was nice to learn more about these women.

The only problem I had with this book was the layout and that's just because it's an ARC.

I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.

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