Instagram has all kinds of creative content, including literature. If you’re fan of poetry or a budding one yourself, we’ve found some Insta-poets that you can follow to read some quality material to break the feed of images and videos.
One of the most followed poets on Instagram, Rupi Kaur is also an artist and a performer. Her poems cover love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity and migration. She has three books to her name — milk and honey, the sun and her flowers and the latest home body.
Pointdexter is a Florida-based bohemian poet who writes about love and aims to share the truth through his words. While most of the poems on his page are posted in a typewritten form, you will also come across hand-written notes based on a theme. Sample this: A longing for true romance is one thing we all have in common.
Leticia Sala is a woman of many talents. Along with writing poetry and prose, the Barcelona-based poet is also a scriptwriter, voice-over artist and has written songs for internationally renowned Spanish singers, including Rosalía. On her feed, she shares her writing and glimpses of her personal life.
If you are looking for short love poems, head to this Canadian poet’s page who is also a New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between Stars. He was named the #1 Poet To Follow by Teen Vogue in 2016. He has been sharing his poems online since 2013. Celebrities like Alicia Keys, Emma Roberts and Cody Simpson have been known to quote his words.
Poems don’t have to be black and white. Mansi Jikadara B’s colourful feed is full of her original poetry, prose and quotes. She also says she is “a unicorn disguised in a human body.” What’s not to like?
Quarter Life Poetry takes the quarter-life crisis situations and turns them into funny short poems. It is a project started by Samantha Jayne, which went on to be turned into a book and now is a short-term series on FX Network.
The soulful poetry of Amanda Torroni will give you hope and joy. A little glimpse into her personal world paired with her delightful poems makes spending time on this page totally worthwhile.
Writer Pavana Reddy’s poems are powerful and focus on femininity and love. Apart from her two books, Rangoli (2017) and Where Do You Go Alone (2019), she has also written a song Remain of the Day for singer Anoushka Shankar’s critically acclaimed album Land of Gold.
UK-based Nikita Gill weaves her words around the themes of loss of love, anxiety and loneliness into relatable poems. She also writes on feminism and explores the role of a modern woman in society. You will find stars like Reese Witherspoon, Lena Headey, Riz Ahmed and Edgar Ramirez among her followers on Instagram.
Tyler Knott Gregson writes about themes like love, loss and wanderlust. He is also the writer of a best-selling compilation of poems called Chasers of the Light. A bonus you get when scrolling through his poems on Instagram is his beautiful photographs with a side of a good haiku.
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