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12 poetry collections to help you understand the world

Poetry’s mindful and political potential can help us to understand the world better. Here are a few collections to get you started.

Mia Quibell-Smith
Flat lay of 12 poetry collections against a bright red background.

Whether it addresses power, feminism, race, sexuality or environmentalism, poetry is a measured and calm antidote to an often-overwhelming news agenda. Here is a selection of poetry collections that offer hope, clarity and understanding in a world that needs it.

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