Even people who love to read are sometimes intimidated by poetry. Poems, to people who don’t read or write them, can feel like little coded messages intended to confuse others. In short, reading poetry requires more effort than people would like to put in. But it doesn’t have to feel like such a struggle. When readers approach poems with curiosity and openness, they’re usually pleasantly surprised. Here are seven books of poetry that non-poetry readers can enjoy.
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