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10 Great Instagram Poets Who Are Worth Following

10 Great Instagram Poets Who Are Worth Following

Poetry is an artistic form of human language with its artistic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its theoretical and semantic content.  It consists of large literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary style.

Modern day poetry is largely popular in the form of pictures thanks to the platforms like Instagram. If you use Instagram and love poetry, then you’re definitely on the right track. If you are a lover of poems and words, here are 12 poets you should definitely be following.

1. Tony Ciampa (@emolabs)

Tony Ciampa is a 22 year old student of Northeastern University of Boston. He has over 53k followers on Instagram. He generally features small sketches, with handwritten poems. He is also a writer of an interactive book #fourpartpoems.

2. K. Towne Jr (@k.towne.jr)

Towne Jr has over 16k followers on Instagram thanks to his poignant and catchy poetry. If you start following him, you may soon find yourself attaching a rhythm to his work. His Instagram contains mostly typed pieces, with the occasional drawing and collaboration with other artists.

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3. Lang Leav (@langleav)

Lang Leav is the author of best-selling books on Amazon like Love & Misadventure, Lullabies and Memories. Also, her book Lullabies, was 2014 winner of the Goodreads Choice award for poetry.

Lang has been featured in various publications including The Straits Times, The Guardian and The New York Times. She currently resides in New Zealand with her partner and fellow author Michael Faudet. Her poems are whimsical and feminine, ones that have helped her gain an international fanbase. It’s no surprise that she has over 212K followers in Instagram.

4. Nameless Poet (@anotherenglishpoet)

Nameless Poet is a unique style English poet. He generally express love and memories in an artistic way in his poems. Generally, his poems include some eye catching and artistic sketches as well. He has over 2.4k followers in Instagram.

5. R.M. Drake (@rmdrk)

Drake is an author of Miami New Book: Beautiful and Damned. We can say he is one of the innovator of the whole #instagrampoet movement. He is a Floridian who has 1.5 million Instagram followers.

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His poems mainly reflect love, death and loneliness. An enthusiastic fan base, including many celebrities, allowed him to quit his day job (TV art director) and write full-time.

6. The Poetry Bandit (@the_poetrybandit)

The Poetry Bandit is a Canadian poet who features short poems portrayed as products of an antique typewriter. He has over 14k followers. His poetry mainly focuses on depression, recovery, and loss, and his words are both bittersweet and hopeful.

The beauty of his poetry lies in the super short pieces. In one of his posts he references “one line poems on Instagram.” He is very good playing with words in a small space.

7. Make Blackout Poetry (@makeblackoutpoetry)

This Instagram account represents an organization of the same name which is run by poet John Carroll. This account has over 52k followers on Instagram. If you’re a little more on the visual side, blackout poetry may be your choice.

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Blackout poetry is created by taking a page from a book, picking out a few words that create a new story, and blackout all the rest. The combinations that can be created are both breathtaking and surprising.

8. Adrian Hendryx (@adrianhendryx)

Adrian Hendryx is a Canadian writer who loves to write edgy poems. People say that her poems match with her look, who often sports a fedora, nose ring and black fingernail polish in photos on her feed. She has over 10k followers on Instagram.

9. Topher Writes (@topher_writes)

Author Topher Kearby not only posts poetic words, but also posts photos of his incredible artwork. Sometimes we can see the combination of his artwork and a poem into one, making it very eye-catching. He is the author of famous first poetry/art book Watercolor Words. He has over 27k followers on Instagram.

10. Atticus Poetry (@atticuspoetry)

Atticus writes mostly short poems and some of his best ones are just one or two lines. If you are fond of fantasy and fictions, this poet is certainly for you, as you’ll often find him mentioning dragons or castles in his work.

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He has over 205K followers in Instagram. His poetry is so inspiring that some people have gone as far as getting tattoos of his poems, as shown in many of his Instagram posts.

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Last Updated on November 5, 2019

How to Cultivate Continuous Learning to Stay Competitive

How to Cultivate Continuous Learning to Stay Competitive

Assuming the public school system didn’t crush your soul, learning is a great activity. It expands your viewpoint. It gives you new knowledge you can use to improve your life. It is important for your personal growth. Even if you discount the worldly benefits, the act of learning can be a source of enjoyment.

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain

But in a busy world, it can often be hard to fit in time to learn anything that isn’t essential. The only things learned are those that need to be. Everything beyond that is considered frivolous. Even those who do appreciate the practice of lifelong learning, can find it difficult to make the effort.

Here are some tips for installing the habit of continuous learning:

1. Always Have a Book

It doesn’t matter if it takes you a year or a week to read a book. Always strive to have a book that you are reading through, and take it with you so you can read it when you have time.

Just by shaving off a few minutes in-between activities in my day I can read about a book per week. That’s at least fifty each year.

2. Keep a “To-Learn” List

We all have to-do lists. These are the tasks we need to accomplish. Try to also have a “to-learn” list. On it you can write ideas for new areas of study.

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Maybe you would like to take up a new language, learn a skill or read the collective works of Shakespeare. Whatever motivates you, write it down.

3. Get More Intellectual Friends

Start spending more time with people who think. Not just people who are smart, but people who actually invest much of their time in learning new skills. Their habits will rub off on you.

Even better, they will probably share some of their knowledge with you.

4. Guided Thinking

Albert Einstein once said,

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

Simply studying the wisdom of others isn’t enough, you have to think through ideas yourself. Spend time journaling, meditating or contemplating over ideas you have learned.

5. Put it Into Practice

Skill based learning is useless if it isn’t applied. Reading a book on C++ isn’t the same thing as writing a program. Studying painting isn’t the same as picking up a brush.

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If your knowledge can be applied, put it into practice.

In this information age, we’re all exposed to a lot of information, it’s important to re-learn how to learn so as to put the knowledge into practice.

6. Teach Others

You learn what you teach. If you have an outlet of communicating ideas to others, you are more likely to solidify that learning.

Start a blog, mentor someone or even discuss ideas with a friend.

7. Clean Your Input

Some forms of learning are easy to digest, but often lack substance.

I make a point of regularly cleaning out my feed reader for blogs I subscribe to. Great blogs can be a powerful source of new ideas. But every few months, I realize I’m collecting posts from blogs that I am simply skimming.

Every few months, purify your input to save time and focus on what counts.

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8. Learn in Groups

Lifelong learning doesn’t mean condemning yourself to a stack of dusty textbooks. Join organizations that teach skills.

Workshops and group learning events can make educating yourself a fun, social experience.

9. Unlearn Assumptions

You can’t add water to a full cup. I always try to maintain a distance away from any idea. Too many convictions simply mean too few paths for new ideas.

Actively seek out information that contradicts your worldview.

Our minds can’t be trusted, but this is what we can do about it to be wiser.

10. Find Jobs that Encourage Learning

Pick a career that encourages continual learning. If you are in a job that doesn’t have much intellectual freedom, consider switching to one that does.

Don’t spend forty hours of your week in a job that doesn’t challenge you.

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11. Start a Project

Set out to do something you don’t know how. Forced learning in this way can be fun and challenging.

If you don’t know anything about computers, try building one. If you consider yourself a horrible artist, try a painting.

12. Follow Your Intuition

Lifelong learning is like wandering through the wilderness. You can’t be sure what to expect and there isn’t always an end goal in mind.

Letting your intuition guide you can make self-education more enjoyable. Most of our lives have been broken down to completely logical decisions, that making choices on a whim has been stamped out.

13. The Morning Fifteen

Productive people always wake up early. Use the first fifteen minutes of your morning as a period for education.

If you find yourself too groggy, you might want to wait a short time. Just don’t put it off later in the day where urgent activities will push it out of the way.

14. Reap the Rewards

Learn information you can use. Understanding the basics of programming allows me to handle projects that other people would require outside help. Meeting a situation that makes use of your educational efforts can be a source of pride.

15. Make Learning a Priority

Few external forces are going to persuade you to learn. The desire has to come from within. Once you decide you want to make lifelong learning a habit, it is up to you to make it a priority in your life.

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