Love Her Wild by Atticus

The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus.

Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the “#1 poet to follow” by Teen Vogue and “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer’s night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure. – Goodreads

AHHHHH. This one hit me right. In. The. Feels.

I began following Atticus on Instagram several months ago and instantly fell in love with the simplicity of his poetry. In the simplicity I found connection and was able to relate to the prose. Some people like the simplicity, some people hate it. I happen to like it and found the read to be quick, light and enjoyable. Poetry is subjective — that’s what makes it enjoyable. Disclaimer over. I saw his book at Target and picked it up.

The collection is divided into three sections: love, her, and wild. The first section is about love and was my favorite. The second one was about “her”, presumably a girl the author was/is seeing. The final section was about youth and life. The book also features black and white photography with some of the poems. I liked most of the imagery, but occasionally found it distracting.

My favorite poem from the book?

I want to be with someone who dreams of doing everything in life and nothing on rainy Sunday afternoons.

I bought a print from Etsy and hung it in my house.

Overall, I enjoyed relaxing and reading this book. Is it as complex and abstract as Edgar Allen Poe or Henry David Thoreau? No, absolutely not. But if you’re into the modern aesthetic, give this one a shot (or at the very least, check out his Instagram — much of the material on his page was in the book).

 

 

 

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