Modern poetry has taken the internet and the world by storm. I mean who doesn’t love our deepest, darkest thoughts being convoluted into neat little poetic wonders? But what makes modern poetry so special from traditional poetry?
First of, it’s relatable as hell.
Heartbreak, abuse, insecurities, passion, authors like Rupi Kaur and Beau Taplin have mastered the art of tapping into their own experiences and creating a universal masterpiece.
The fact that such authors are also younger means that they have an easier time convincing their adolescent or young adult audience. They occupy platforms such as Instagram that young people often find influential.
I guess the thing I like most about modern poetry is that it encourages you to express your feelings instead of shying away from them.
It teaches you that problems are solved better when they’re out in the open
That pain is easier to deal with when shared because that makes you feel less alone in this world
Modern poetry makes people feel understood. It gives them a voice. It gives them strength.