Book Review #39: Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur


Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publication: November 4th 2014, Createspace
Genre: Poetry, Feminism
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1502784270 / 9781502784278

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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.

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“you might not have been my first love
but you were the love that made
all other loves seem

One of the books recommended to me that I am glad I take some time to read. This book is composed of prose and poetry about life, love, feminism (mostly), trauma, and hope that someday, this world would know the equality among men and women, not just by words but with mere actions as well.

“i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut”

It is an eye-opener, to all the men, and women, and children, and to every human being that all deserves equality. Regardless of the gender, age, status, race or nationality. This is a book about giving hope, and knowing that hope is one of the things we have and we always have. I am no connoisseur when it comes to poems but this one, this one touched my deepest soul and my heart and I think that it is enough. Because poems should move you into places you never knew existed, right? And the poems in this book serves it purpose. Big time.

Kaur’s writing style is one of a kind. And its uniqueness made me more hooked into her book, well plus the uncommon theme of the poetries, of course.

“I didn’t leave because
I stopped loving you,
I left because the longer
I stayed the less I loved myself.”

If there is one book you need in your entire life, then I suggest that this one is the most suitable. I can’t wait to read more of Kaur’s work in the future and I hope, that it wouldn’t disappoint me like this one. And I hope that you could find time to read this book, because you are missing entirely something if you don’t read this book. ASAP.



Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. With a focus in 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 travelling internationally to perform her spoken word poetry, as well as hosting writing workshops. You can find more of her works here.


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