The Best Sad Poetry Books for People Who Feel Too Much

No one understands the agony of the human condition quite like poets do.

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By Richard Siken

Buy The End of the Alphabet at Amazon

The End of the Alphabet

By Claudia Rankine


Four Reincarnations

By Max Ritvo

Buy Live or Die at Amazon

Live or Die

By Anne Sexton

Buy Blood Dazzler at Amazon

Blood Dazzler

By Patricia Smith

Howling at the Moon Darshana Suresh

Howling at the Moon

By Darshana Suresh

I Am Not Your Final Girl Claire C. Holland

I Am Not Your Final Girl

By Claire C. Holland

Small Ghost Trista Mateer

Small Ghost

By Trista Mateer