Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

by Rupi Kaur

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449474256
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 92
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

when she was five her mother handed her a paintbrush and said - draw your heart out. rupi kaur views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. through her poetry and illustrations she engages with love loss trauma healing and femininity. for rupi writing has always been a collective experience. at the age of seventeen she began sharing her work. the stage was her first love and spoken word is where she found her voice. rupi pursued her love for language by studying rhetoric at the university of waterloo. she began working on her first collection milk and honey which eventually became a new york times bestseller. rupi’s passion is expression. for her that expression is taking many forms. her photography and art direction are brought to various spaces around the world and her poetry and prose are breaking international boundaries.

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milk and honey 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! When I saw the reviews before getting it I thought some people were exaggerating but no, it is actually that good. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reaches into the intellectual, emotional and spiritual reaches of one's life. Impossible to remain unmoved
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This booked touched me. It was a wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a nice book. Reminds me of this one: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hearts-arent-broken-theyre-dropped-carina-marie-marquez/1127769852?ean=9781982061975. Check out that one as well. Nice story of phases and all.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
OMG I feel that all things womanhood are validated. The struggle, the heartbreak, the beauty, THE STRENGTH. I loved every...single...word. My favorite quote: “if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
Anonymous 2 days ago
Bought for my tween on advice of store clerk. My daughter gave it back and said it was inappropriate. I couldn't believe it . I told him I didn't want any whiny or depressed poetry. It should come with a parental rating. It's getting returned, next time I'll be more thorough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of sincerity whether describing the highs or lows of life. It left me feeling hopeful and optimistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
utterly unoriginal treatment of very common ideas—grade-school level poetry, seriously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! and take a extra 15% off promo code from bookscoupons.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sends a reminder to us all to be loving of everyone and to be grateful for the small things in life. It reminds people that pain will always be in your life, but so will happiness. I was moved throughout the book and will definitely give this book a reread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to everyone, especial someone young because they can reflect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was going through a dark time, this book knew how I felt. Knew what I wanted to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Accurate description of true feelings
Anonymous 23 hours ago
She’s strong, clever and soothing. This is a great book for all women and all real men.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I would love to read more
Jessica Marie Peters 22 days ago
This book touched my soul. Honestly Milk and Honey was the first poetry book I’ve ever read and with every poem I read, I dove deeper into the complex emotions. There was a poem written every couple of pages that I felt like I could relate too. It made me stop and read the poems out loud to my friends so they could enjoy the beautiful words too. “do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you” I was always nervous that I wasn’t going to completely understand the book because a lot of times, poems can be hard to decipher. But, I’m glad to say it was very nice and easy to comprehend, which made me love it even more. Milk and Honey pulled at my heart strings. There were 4 sections of poems all together called: The Hurting The Loving The Breaking The Healing With these 4 categories I was taken on a journey of ups and downs, disappointment, happiness, sadness. The negative and positive thoughts became equal. Discussing topics that people don’t like saying out loud. Feminism is a big part of these poems as well. Trying to ease our female minds with wisdom and advice, it really made me stop and think long and hard. “how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you” Thank you Rupi, you have enlightened me a lot during my journey through Milk and Honey. I can’t wait to continue on with her other book that was recently released. 5 stars for the amazing emotional connection I got whilst reading this magnificent book.
TheLiteraryPhoenix 3 months ago
Poetry is very personal. The most celebrated poets may light your soul on fire.  Or they may not speak to you at all.  Reviewing poetry is a very personal experience as well, and you should never take a blogger or reviewer's opinion on poetry as law.  Read a poem by the poet in question.  Find out if they make you come alive. With that said, I have to be honest - I didn't love Milk and Honey.  Rupi Kaur is a highly celebrated modern, feminist poet.  Her poetry reaches a lot of people.  She's raw and real.  But the words didn't reach me.  And that's okay, you know?  The nice thing about poetry really is that things that don't appeal to me are perfect for someone else! There were a few poems that I thought were lovely, but mostly the subject matter was something I couldn't relate to.  And that's okay too - the first section in particular is something I don't want to relate to.  I like her modern style and the brevity of most of her work. I still recommend you give Rupi Kaur's work a try - whether that's Milk and Honey or another one of her books.  You may find her poetry is exactly what you're looking for.  It just didn't work for me.
TulaneGirl 4 months ago
The only thing keeping this from a 5 star rating was the first poem. Didn't really fit in with the other three poems. The other three poems were amazing. They spoke to me a s a woman, but I don't think you have to be a woman to appreciate her work. It's a very short book of poems. Just pick it up.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I've heard praise for the wisdom of Rupi's work, how relatable and simple it is. It's relatable because it's basic. The poems are obvious sentiment written in lowercase typewriter font to seem understated. The poems pander to people who need to prove how aware they are of the beautiful failings of an imperfect world. This isn't poetry. These are concepts of poetry. These are basic feelings, that real poets can turn into something more than a statement. Don't spend money on this book. Tumblr poetry is free, and it's just as substantial.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Can’t articulate how great this was to read and how close to home it hits. Please read
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Anonymous 11 months ago
This book is a journey, it takes you trough so many emotions and makes you feel so many amazing feelings. I would highly recommend it