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4 *amazing* poets you can find on Instagram

As of recent, there has been a rise of poetry accounts on Instagram. Obvi, it's hard to forget about the *super* famous poetry book, Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur. Did you know Kaur self-published and promoted her book on Instagram? Yup, The New York Times Best Selling book started out on Instagram. Reading poetry can improve skills of empathy and insight. You are able to see other people's pain and perspectives through poetry. There are a *ton* of amazing poets who also post their writing on the social media app. Don't know where to find them? Here are 4 totally talented poets you can find right on your phone. 

@audrey_emmett

@audrey_emmett

Although a poet, Audrey Emmett also creates visual art, such as photography and graphic design. She has a special way of connecting with her followers through heartbreak and other painful emotions. As a 20-year-old, she has already put out her first poetry book, Everything at Once, while still continuing to study psychology in Chicago. 

@lilyrainpoetry

@lilyrainpoetry

Heartbreak is a common theme in poetry, but Lily Rain does It a bit differently. She writes rather longer poems than you would typically see on Instagram. Yet, the pain still shines through and you are given a glimpse into her current headspace. Sharing your *deepest* emotions with over 15k followers every day might not be the most desirable way to live, but for Lily, it seems to be the most natural way.

@naynawrites

@naynawrites

Poetry and drawings don't always go hand-in-hand, but for Nayna, visual art helps tell the story. There is a mix of traditional poems and visuals. The dive into the journey of escaping self-loathing and the pain of looking back on past friendships are common themes that Nayna explores. At only 17, she shares her story of emotions, and she does it well too.

@lilithnoah

@lilithnoah

Dropping in January 2022, Lilith Noah's first poetry collection, Receipts, is an open discussion about emotions. A common way Lilith creates visual art is by writing her poetry onto scraps of cardboard or even receipts. (Hence the name of her poetry book!) Her unique poems and visuals set her apart from the crowd of poets. 

Which poet are you most excited to check out? Let us know on Twitter @girlslifemag

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by Kelly Schwint | 12/26/2021
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