Cover Instagram poetry has become the newest breeding ground for top-notch literary talent (illustration: Getty Images)

Just a few years ago #Instapoets were considered a social media novelty. Today, they're a creative force in the literary world

In the early days, poetry and illustrated quotes on social media were considered a novelty—engendering a level of respectability that lay somewhere in between hashtag blessed and Pinterest. Today, Instagram has become a serious scouting ground for up-and-coming talent—and the platform has spawned dozens of successful, published (the old fashioned way) poets and literary talents.

Looking for some inspiration and beautiful verse to savour and share? Here are 15 of the best #Instapoets (don't call them that, some of them hate the term) to check out and follow on Instagram right now.

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