Thursday, November 8, 2018

Book Review | Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey is a poetry collection by Rupi Kaur.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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.

I've been interested in reading Rupi Kaur's poetry collections for a while now due to the huge amount of praise they have received. After being on a poetry kick this year, her collections made their way to the top of my wishlist.

As luck would have it, I ran into both Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers while doing a bit of after Halloween shopping. I did not intend on reading Milk and Honey right away, but I made the mistake of reading the first poem. After that, my entire TBR went out the window.

This collection was breathtaking, but it was also heartbreaking. Rupi Kaur took an honest look at rape, abuse, love, and pain in her poetry. Milk and Honey was a large collection, and like with any large collection of work, there were poems I didn't care for. Most of her poetry, however, was stunning.

The poetry in Milk and Honey was very accessible. While I understand some may shy away from the subject matter, the language was completely understandable and as a woman, (unfortunately) completely relatable.

If you are in the mood to pick up a poetry collection, I highly recommend that you seek out Milk and Honey. I will be reading The Sun and Her Flowers next!



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1 comment:

  1. Glad you loved this. It has a great cover and I love the concept of the central theme. Unfortunately poetry doesn't really work it's magic on me for some reason - I'm a neanderthal or something.
    Lynn :D


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