Milk and Honey
- Brand: Amazon
Relatable, raw and enlightening, Milk and Honey takes you on a poetical journey through real and serious topics.
If you're new to poetry and are looking for a poetry book to get you started, I would definitely recommend Milk and Honey to you! Easy to read yet packed with emotion and small details, Milk and Honey is sure to pull you into the wonderful world of poetry.
Throughout the book, we are treated to some beautiful illustrations which compliment the poems perfectly.
Give this book a go, even if poetry isn't your thing as you will likely be pleasantly surprised!
Milk and Honey is one book that will stay in your hearts for a long time!
Milk and Honey (stylized as milk and honey) is a collection of poetry and prose by Rupi Kaur. The collection is about survival. It is divided into sections, with each section serving a different purpose and relevance to Kaur’s experience. The sections explore the themes of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
Kaur’s writing style stems from her cultural background and desire to be accessible to the audience.
Milk and Honey was published on November 4, 2014. This poetry collection was sold over 3 million times as of June 7, 2020, it has been listed on The New York Times Best Seller list for 165 weeks.
About The Author
Rupi Kaur was born in India and later moved to Canada at the age of four.Her household continued to center the values of the Punjabi-Sikhs people as they spoke only the Punjabi language at home.
After arriving in Canada, at the age of 5, Kaur began reading, drawing, writing poetry, and painting because she could not speak English and struggled to make friends. Kaur eventually learned English by fourth grade and credits her finding her voice to community open microphone nights.
As she got older she continued reciting her poems at open mic events and gathered a group of followers who showed interest in Kaur expanding her poems in the book.
Kaur has 4 million followers on Instagram, which is where she first gained fame through her photography and poem posts. This medium of work is also called Instapoetry.
Her group of followers also grew as she posted her poetry and controversial photography on Instagram earning the title of an Instapoet.