Rupi Kaur, the writer of this book is based on Toronto, Canada and has a huge fan following on instagram. With a focus on 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 traveling internationally to perform her spoken word poetry, as well as hosting writing workshops. You can find more of her work at www.rupikaur.com (less)
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 take 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. (less)
Many poems from this book can be seen being featured on social media as it contains from one line poems to a page long poems. It makes your heavy heart feel a little lighter and you can be sure to relate to this book as it empowers women. Even if you’re a man, you must read it if you’re into poetry or even if you are not because the simple language used in it touches the heart without using heavy and difficult words. It tells you about things you have felt in life and makes you realize it’s okay to be hurt as your time to evolve into the beautiful soul that you’re meant to be will come. Completing this book will only give you utter joy and make you see life from a new perspective.
This is a highly recommended read. It’s short and sweet but the meaning it conveys for feminism and also self-belief for all genders and relationships will leave your mind bedazzled.