11 Excellent Poetry Books to Pick Up for World Poetry Day

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March 21 is World Poetry Day, and it’s a great opportunity to pick up a new poetry book — even if poetry isn’t in your usual reading rotation. Long or short, poems have the ability to make an impact in the span of a few words by capturing human and cultural experiences. Below, we’ve compiled a diverse and thought-provoking list of poetry collections that will make readers think about love, life, and history in new ways.