That they will make you understand things in a way you haven't before.
My latest poetic hit comes from Caroline Bird. I heard Bird on an episode of the wonderful Scottish Poetry Library feed. Here it is the Line Break Podcast featuring Caroline Bird
Her latest collection is The Hat Stand Union from Carcanet Press. If you want to take a look at her poetry on the page you can visit her website here.
Bird had her first collection published when she was in her mid teens. The Hat Stand Union is I think her 4th poetry collection. She's also a playwright.