Hey all! Thanks for joining me again!
I’ve been spending a lot of my free time on Instagram lately, and because of that I’ve been able to do a lot of sifting through poetry accounts to find the best quality writing I can. Please note that all of the poetry accounts I’ve found and are following are absolutely amazing; this post is about the five that have stood out the most for me!
Over the past few months I’ve met a number of writers on Instagram and I’ve been humbled watching my following grow and hearing from these influencers about my work and being able to support their work in the same vain.
With that, here are five poetry Instagram accounts you need to be following!
1. Gemma Troy Poetry (@gemmatroypoetry)
Gemma has an amazing following and presence on Instagram, and rightfully so. Her poetry is raw, breathtaking, and beautifully photographed. Gemma will be releasing her first book of poetry and photography titled heart lines in the near future, and although pre-sale is only available in Australia and New Zealand of as right now, hopefully the rest of us will be able to get a copy of it soon!
2. Perry Poetry (@perrypoetry)
I stumbled upon Perry pretty early on in my Instagram journey and I’ve been amazed at the dedication to his followers. He regularly asks for input from them, reposts their work on his page and answers comments on every post. He has a significant number of writers and poetry fanatics that are able to have genuine conversations with him and others on his posts, and the content is always top notch. This account will always be one of my favourites!
3. Wilder Poetry (@wilderpoetry)
I’ve had the extreme pleasure of reading Wilder’s debut poetry/photography collection and I highly recommend it to everyone that appreciates hard hitting micro poetry. The way she is able to pair her words with the images she chooses makes her work stand out from many of the other poetry accounts on Instagram. Wilder always makes sure to connect with her followers and continues to bless the internet with her art. I highly suggest not only following her but also downloading a copy of her book, wild is she!
4. Michaela Angemeer (@michaelapoetry)
I met Michaela on Instagram in early February by total accident (as many of the best things happen) and she has been one of the most influential people I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. She’s friendly, goes out of her way to send positive vibes through her poetry and her comments, and is as real as real can get. Her new book, when he leaves you, is being released March 18th and I’m so excited to get my hands on a copy! You should be too! 💕
5. Norah (@ruminatingsoul)
Norah is an up-and-coming Insta poet that has a heart of gold and so much potential. This is one account that I have no doubt will rise to the likes of Atticus (@atticuspoetry), r. h. sin (@r.h.sin), and Rupi Kaur (@rupikaur_). Her aesthetic stands out from the rest but is also reminiscent of many of the other high profile writers on the social media platform. She is another writer that is humbled by her followers and goes out of her way to support others, and I’m rooting to see her shoot for the stars!
These are only a handful of the thousands of talented writers on Instagram, and I will definitely do another post like this in the near future to support even more of them. For now, go give these talented artists a follow and be sure to follow yours truly, @cristinafilomenapoetry!
Who are some of your favourite Instagram poets? Leave their names in the comments below and I’ll do my best to include them in the next shoutout post!