Carol Ann Duffy – Rapture
It shaped the way I see love as a subject for poetry and inspired a lot of my own writing. I personally believe there’s something for everyone to learn from the poems in this collection.
His style and poetry is something I admire hugely and and am frequently inspired by. As a historical figure I also find him fascinating.
His ability to create both moving and comedic works both to such a high standard is something I find really admirable.
Despite not being typically attracted to war poetry, I find his work truly beautiful on a level I can’t describe. I think he captures the humanity of war in an incredible way.
Charly Cox – She Must Be Mad
Again, not my typical style, but I feel that this book is a reminder of everything that poetry can be if we look away from the traditional sense.
Katie Proctor is the an LGBTQ+ poet from Yorkshire, England. She writes freeform poetry often regarding her experience with OCD and mental health. Most importantly, she loves to love. Outside writing, she is a student with a passion for literature, history and classics. You can find her on Twitter @katiiewrites and Instagram @katiieproctor.