Milk and Honey Paperback – 5 Nov 2015
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"At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation." (USA Today)
“Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years … Her work is simply but powerfully expressed, and viscerally captures both universal human experience and the particular struggles of a young woman today." (Huffington Post)
Rupi’s poetry is simple, relatable, gorgeous, and grounded in the everyday experiences of young women. (Rachel Grate, Hello Giggles)
"A must-have poetry collection about healing and hope." (Bustle)
Rupi Kaur's first book, Milk and Honey is the poetry collection every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table. Accompanied by her own sketches, the beautifully honest poems read like the everyday, collective experiences of today's modern woman. (Erin Spencer, Huffington Post)
“Discussing themes of love, loss, and healing, Milk and Honey finds a way to connect to every reader. “ (Business Insider)
"Milk and Honey brings any tormented reader to an enlightened state of self-reflection that may have taken years to accomplish alone.”
The honest words of Rupi Kaur leave you continuously wanting more as she writes with eloquence and poise. Her work will send you to past thoughts and realities you might not have known you had.
(Sienna Brown, WildSpice Magazine)
Rupi Kaur’s writing echoes of artistry and wisdom which is seen in the work of those that have been writing for years. (Samira Sawlani, Media Diversified)
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Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided 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.
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Milk and Honey
From Rupi Kaur, comes the beautiful audio edition of milk and honey, her debut poetry collection. Read to you by the author, milk and honey is a book about survival, love, loss and femininity. milk and honey takes you on a journey of of hurting, loving, breaking and healing. Listen to Rupi Kaur's incredible poetry, in her own words.
this is the journey of
surviving through poetry
this is the blood sweat tears
of twenty-one years
this is my heart
in your hands.
Rupi Kaur is a top ten Sunday Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said – draw your heart out. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, she published her first collection of poems, milk and honey, in 2015, which quickly became an international bestseller. It has since sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 23 languages. Her long-awaited second collection continues her exploration of themes including love, loss, trauma, healing and femininity. Along with writing and illustrating, Rupi has performed her poetry to sold-out audiences across the world.
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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! I passed this book onto one of my best friends who I thought would also benefit from hearing these poems of real, heart wrenching life struggles.
Milk and Honey is one book that will stay with me in my heart for a long time!