Follow @poetryisnotaluxury on Instagram
The Instagram account @poetryisnotaluxury, which is run by an LA-based poetry-lover, is both well-curated and prolific. While the person who started the account prefers to stay anonymous, they tell me they started the page in 2016 "as a place to stow the poetry I read, a mobile resource."
The account's name, of course, comes from poet Audre Lorde's famous quote: "Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence." Fueled by that belief, the page surfaces a wealth of poems every single day — sometimes as many as five or six. I especially love following because of that fact, and because of its emphasis on modern poets like Eileen Myles, Saeed Jones, Kim Addonizio, and Lorde herself.