Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
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.
Why did I get it?
I’ve always loved poetry. There is just something so raw and beautiful about putting words together to create something more. I think I first saw this book in passing at a bookstore and it wasn’t until I joined Bookstagram that I finally picked it up. There was also a lot of controversy surrounding Rupi Kaur when she posted a photo series about menstruation online. So, I’m intrigued to read about the poems and the themes that Rupi Kaur deals with.
Why haven’t I read it yet?
I feel like this is one of those books that I would need to take my time with. It could be read easily in one sitting, but poetry is not meant to be glanced over and tossed aside. I love books that provoke thought, and for me poetry does that. There is power in words, and I love deciphering the hidden meanings behind each word, line, and verse. I hope to get to it soon, because I hear nothing but praise and she has a second book coming out soon!