What are the best inspirational poetry books?

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    #1Meeting with Christ and Other Poems

    Meeting with Christ and Other Poems

    Meeting With Christ and Other Poems is a poetry book by acclaimed poet Deepak Chaswal. The collection includes poems that provide commentary on the state of modern society and human spirituality in the context of Christianity.

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    Jonathan Pearson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I found these poems relatively easy to read but also deeply compelling. In Meeting with Christ and Other Poems Deepak Chaswal is able to give us a peek at the human condition through the poetic use of language. I felt as if each poem brought me further into his world and was moved and philosophical at the same time."
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    #2The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

    The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

    The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is an anthology of all the poet's published poems. Drawing from her experiences as a woman of color, Maya Angelou writes in remembrance of her past.

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    Harry Ramos
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "If you've ever heard the voice of Maya Angelou, you've never forgotten her. And that voice shines through the book of her poems as well. Beauty and power combined. It doesn't get much beter than this."
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    #3The Rose That Grew From Concrete

    The Rose That Grew From Concrete

    The Rose That Grew From Concrete is a book of poetry by American rapper Tupac Shakur. Published posthumously, this collection of poems he wrote as a nineteen-year-old provide valuable insights into his deepest thoughts.

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    Jennifer Clark
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a very inspiring collection of poems written by a young Tupac. If you are a fan of poetry or Tupac, this is highly recommended. "
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    #4The Poet Speaks in Black

    The Poet Speaks in Black

    The Poet Speaks In Black is a poetry book by Terry O'Neal. Drawing from her experiences as an African-American woman, O'Neal's poems in free verse are also universal in that she writes about the human condition.

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    Kathy Barnett
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is an inexpensive book that would be enjoyable to read. Who doesn't like poetry? "
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    #5Black Bubblegum

    Black Bubblegum
    Black Bubblegum is a poetry book written by the contemporary poet, Lewis Byron. Meant to be spoken out loud, this collection of lyrical poetry covers a range of themes from sexuality to commonplace things such as caffeine.
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    Donna Beck
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Black Bubblegum will no doubt be a source of entertainment that kids who grew up in the eighties will identify with. Sometimes inspiration can be found in validation."
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    #6Unlike the Vikings

    Unlike the Vikings

    Unlike The Vikings is a poetry book by Arthur Marinello. Meant to inspire its readers, this collection of poems tell the story of one man's journey through the ups and downs of life.

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    Rachel Burton
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "It was most definitely inspirational. I like that in a book. A really talented author. I have read it a few times."
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    #7Inspiration 2 Smile

    Inspiration 2 Smile

    Inspiration 2 Smile is a poetry book by Nate Spears. It contains motivational poems that encourage the reader to smile and hold on to the belief that hardships will pass.

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    Susan Murphy
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I've been looking for a way to incorportate some positivity into my daily meditation, almost like a devtional style reading. This book is wonderful for that. I read one of Nate Spears sweet, simple poems and meditate on it. It really helps me start or close out my day. "
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    #8Caressed by an Elfin Breeze

    Caressed by an Elfin Breeze
    Caressed by an Elfin Breeze is a poetry book by Zardoa Silverstar. As the founder of The Silver Elves, Zardoa Silverstar writes elven poetry about the Elven Way of spirituality and oneness with the earth.
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    Kimberly Willis
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I like poetry, but I'm not sure I want an entire book of elven poetry. I like elves too, but I just don't think I like them this much."
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    #9Six Packs, Rants, And Midnight Chants

    Six Packs, Rants, And Midnight Chants

    Six Packs, Rants, And Midnight Chants is a contemporary poetry book about the darkest thoughts of the human mind, written by Thornfellow. It was published August 1, 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Gregory Stone
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I thought that overall, this was a decent book of poetry with some interesting explorations of the author's inner world. I'm not going to attempt to critique something as numinous as poetry, so I'll simply say I liked it. "
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    #10The Eyes of a Flounder

    The Eyes of a Flounder
    The Eyes of a Flounder: Poetry is poetry book written by Laura Hamblin. It was released in paperback on October 15, 2005. It is about gender roles and empowering women.
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    Shreyas Singhal
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Although The Eyes of a Flounder is not intended to be a collection of nature poems, Laura Hamblin's debut collection creates a mosaic of images and experiences about life, loss, hope, religion, and family with sporadic references to nature. I looked it up: In 2003 the Utah Arts Council awarded a shorter version of her manuscript the First Place Poetry Prize. This book explores such issues as life and death while at the same time writing and addressing thoughts solitude, time, sense of place, identity, and naming."
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    #11Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

    Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

    Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well is an African American non-fiction poetry book written by Maya Angelou. It is first published in 1975. 

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    Edward Banks
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "As great of a writer/poet as Angelou is, some of her poems just go way over my head. This collection has some incredible and relatable poems for sure, but I found more that I just couldn't connect with. As always, she has a beautiful style and way with words."
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    #12Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die

    Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die

    Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die is a classic African American poetry book for women written by Maya Angelou. It is first published in 1971. 

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    Sara Scott
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "We're so used to thinking of Maya Angelou as a fixture on the literary scene, it's hard to remember that back in 2972, she had not yet published her first collection of poetry. What a revelation this book must have been! The poems are full of struggle, pain, love, hope and above all, heart. Dr. Angelou makes us feel every feeling. If you get the audio version read by the author, do so. The experience is even richer."
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    #13And Still I Rise

    And Still I Rise

    And Still I Rise is a classic poetry non-fiction book written by Maya Angelou. This feminist African American book is first published in 1978. 

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    Annie Hao
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "And Still I Rise by the astonding Maya Angelou is the best inspirational poetry book ever written. Her words are as relevant today as when she wrote them. I was so saddened by her death but greatful that her words lived on in this book. Read it!!"
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    #14Rambo Goes to Idaho

    Rambo Goes to Idaho
    Rambo Goes to Idaho is a poetry book written by Scott Abels, published in 2011 by Blazevox Books. This book presents a collection of little poems as he goes an irreverent take on pop culture.
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    Betty Davis
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I love that this is a story, with poem in it. It is a unique take on a novel and it will leave you wanting more like this. "
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    #15100 Love Sonnets

    100 Love Sonnets

    100 Love Sonnets is a collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda. First published in 1959, this edition includes the poems in Spanish and English translations by Stephen Tapscott.

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    Marilyn Parker
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I like to read a poetry book now and then. This time I choose a great one. Lots of different poems and I liked the variety."
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    #16Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language is a dramatic memoir written by renowned Polish author Eva Hoffman. It was originally published in 1989 and is about the author's struggles in making a name in America.

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    Israel Valle
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language is a dramatic memoir written by renowned Polish author Eva Hoffman. It was originally published in 1989 and is about the author's struggles in making a name in America. "
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    #17UniverSoul Reflections: Poetry Collection

    UniverSoul Reflections: Poetry Collection
    UniverSoul Reflections: Poetry Collection is a collection 5 published and 6 unpublished literary works of Peter Mutanda,  an activist who questions racial bigotry,  political turmoil, and the maladies infecting the lives of Africans.


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    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "There is a bias to these works that might seem decent overall, but when someone is looking for inspiration, they are not expecting to possibly be part of the group that this book is ironically putting down. I guess the better question is what type of inspiration you're looking for."
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    #18They Won't Shut Up

    They Won't Shut Up

    They Won't Shut Up is a collection of poems by Cindy J. Smith where Cindy's voices continue sharing their opinions relentlessly about the various emotions and situations one encounters in life. It was published in 2013 by Cindy J. Smith.

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    Margaret Estrada
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "They Won't Shut Up is a series of poems by Cindy J. Smith. The book contains simple to complex thoughts that most of us can relate to about life."
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    #19I've Learned Some Things

    I've Learned Some Things

    I've Learned Some Things is a book by Ataol Behramoglu. This book is a compilation of more than sixty poems of different authors. The poems are about the daily lives of people, the struggles and the victories. 

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    Nancy Vasquez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I've Learned Some Things has shown me what poetry can really do. I appreciate the form so much more, having now read these poems exploring how we can all overcome the difficulties in our lives. I felt so inspired by the stories in these poems. The entire book felt accessible to novice poetry readers like me."
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    #20I, Orhan Veli

    I, Orhan Veli

    I, Orhan Veli is a book by Orhan Veli that tells the story of the founders of contemporary Turkish poetry. This is a fun and interesting book that will surely make the readers hooked on poems that tells the story of Turkish culture.

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    Nick Ma
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I love poetry, so I decided to pick up I, Orhan Veli. It's a very beautifully written book of poems. Orhan Veli has a way with words that makes you feel a sense of beauty while reading. It's incredible stuff."
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    #21Voices In My Head

    Voices In My Head

    Voices in My Head is a collection of poems by Cindy J. Smith where the author compiles her poems about fantasy, nature, love, sarcasm, and loss. It was published in 2013 by Cindy J. Smith.

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    Daniel Gaytán
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book surprised me. I wasn't expecting much, but the author delves deeply into her thoughts and really gives the readers an intimate glimpse of her life. At the end, the author feels like an old friend, and the poems will bring a smile to your face."

Summary

Best What are the best inspirational poetry books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Meeting with Christ and Other PoemsBooks 29 Paid
2The Complete Collected Poems of Maya AngelouBooks 25 Paid
3The Rose That Grew From ConcreteBooks 22 Paid
4The Poet Speaks in BlackBooks 20 Paid
5Black BubblegumBooks 19 Paid
6Unlike the VikingsBooks 18 Paid
7Inspiration 2 SmileBooks 16 Paid
8Caressed by an Elfin BreezeBooks 13 Paid
9Six Packs, Rants, And Midnight ChantsBooks 1 Paid
10The Eyes of a FlounderBooks 0 Paid
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