Rupi Kaur is honestly one of my role models. Seeing a South Asian woman publishing poetry, spreading awareness about social issues, being recognized in mainstream media, yet staying true to her roots. All of this and more is why I admire the book.
Milk and Honey is a collection of poems. It deals with pain, love, loss, femininity, and other topics. She has tiny illustrations accompanying some of the poems as well.
Poetry is very near and dear to my heart. I feel like usually I am a very harsh critic when it comes to poetry, and often don’t pay attention to what mainstream media says is good poetry. Because usually it’s just the same mess and cliche stuff reworded and vomited out. Exactly why it took me so long to read this.I was such a skeptic. I’m so glad I did read it in the end.
Being a South Asian immigrant, who had a really tough year, this little book had me holding back tears in the middle of a Barnes and Noble. I wanted to write something like Milk and Honey for so long and after seeing it in front of me, there’s probably no way of stopping me now.
I cherish this book so much. I hope you will as well.