milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Everybody and their mother swears by this collection so I was expecting to be pretty much blown away by the writing. Imagine my disappointment when I found most of poems completely underwhelming. There were a handful beautifully written and moving, but the rest were simply not compelling enough. They felt like something one would find on an angsty teenager’s Facebook or Tumblr feed. However, had I read them 10 years ago, I would have liked them. Probably. Maybe.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. With a focus in poetry, she released her first book of prose and poems in November 2014. Throughout her poetry, photography, illustrations, and creative direction she engages with themes of femininity, love, loss, trauma, and healing. When she is not writing or creating art, she is travelling internationally to perform her spoken word poetry, as well as hosting writing workshops. You can find more of her work at www.rupikaur.com
PAGES FROM THE BOOK
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