Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

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 sw...

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Title:Milk and Honey
Author:Rupi Kaur
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Edition Language:English

Milk and Honey Reviews

  • Ariel

    2016 was a year of poetry for me. I read more poetry than I ever have before, I wrote more poetry than I knew I was capable of, and I even started performing poetry. Milk and Honey was one of the catalysts for this, written by an author from a town near me, of very similar age to me, powerful and raw, I enjoyed flipping through this and connecting to the poems and illustrations. I like that she shares her poetry online, that a huge part of why they're successful is because of how sharable they a

    2016 was a year of poetry for me. I read more poetry than I ever have before, I wrote more poetry than I knew I was capable of, and I even started performing poetry. Milk and Honey was one of the catalysts for this, written by an author from a town near me, of very similar age to me, powerful and raw, I enjoyed flipping through this and connecting to the poems and illustrations. I like that she shares her poetry online, that a huge part of why they're successful is because of how sharable they are. I like that they were about abuse and healing, but also about love and self love. I see this book as a great inspiration, I see Rupi Kaur as a great inspiration, and I'm glad it was a big part of my thoughts in 2016.

    This was me after performing at an event in Brampton, Ontario on April 11th, 2016 with Rupi Kaur!

  • Cooper Carrington

    your poetry

    is almost as terrible

    as your love life

  • Whitney Atkinson

    2/7/2017

    I get likes on this review daily and for a long time i've felt like a 3-star review was too generous so I lowered it to 2 today, which is more accurate in hindsight.

    7/11/2016

    If I could sum up my thoughts about this book, it would just be, "Oh."

    Honestly, very underwhelming. I'm not sure why people go crazy about this book and say it's gorgeous and it's their favorite book, because honestly, it's very plain. Some poems are just basic sentences with random skips that have no real point, the

    2/7/2017

    I get likes on this review daily and for a long time i've felt like a 3-star review was too generous so I lowered it to 2 today, which is more accurate in hindsight.

    7/11/2016

    If I could sum up my thoughts about this book, it would just be, "Oh."

    Honestly, very underwhelming. I'm not sure why people go crazy about this book and say it's gorgeous and it's their favorite book, because honestly, it's very plain. Some poems are just basic sentences with random skips that have no real point, they aren't too lyrical, and it's literally just like reading a normal sentence. I expected I would love every page of this, but I only marked 4 poems. This just was nothing new. The concepts in this poem, especially when it rolled around to the feminism aspects, just didn't wow me. An entire poem just about "you don't NEED a man you WANT a man" was just a repeat of things I've been hearing for years. It wasn't interesting, and a lot of the poems just sounded so pretentious because it was just plain text with no punctuation and random skips in the lines being fed to the reader as art. Someone mentioned this was a little too "Tumblr," and I agree. It was a quick read, but just a little bit frustrating because it was too simple, too familiar. The art was nice and a few of the poems were well-written, but for the most part, it seems like very little effort was put into this, which makes me sad because that's such a mean criticism for an artist who puts so much emotion into her work.

  • Alafiya

    So if I write my review

    like this

    will it

    automatically

    become poetry?

    In my humble opinion

    this book is

    composed of

    extremely beautifully

    written lines

    but there are very

    few

    poems

    actually.

    what i dont

    understand

    is why

    why

    you have to

    click the enter key

    to make it look

    beautiful

    when u can

    continue

    the same line

    same paragraph

    same page

    also

    why a published book

    gives no shit

    about

    capitalizing 'i'

    is

    beyond me

    Consider this line from Milk and Honey:

    So if I write my review

    like this

    will it

    automatically

    become poetry?

    In my humble opinion

    this book is

    composed of

    extremely beautifully

    written lines

    but there are very

    few

    poems

    actually.

    what i dont

    understand

    is why

    why

    you have to

    click the enter key

    to make it look

    beautiful

    when u can

    continue

    the same line

    same paragraph

    same page

    also

    why a published book

    gives no shit

    about

    capitalizing 'i'

    is

    beyond me

    Consider this line from Milk and Honey:

    write it without clicking enter

    Now consider this line from the novel The Wrath And The Dawn:

    write it by clicking enter after ever few word/words

    Get what I’m saying? This is just a thought. I may be wrong. Perhaps this is poetry, even without the rhymes. In my view, these are poetically written lines, not poetry. Some lines did sound genuinely like poetry but a major chunk of the book didn’t.

  • Elle Wilson

    While Rupi Kaur seems very passionate and while I agree with her politics, content, and message, that doesn't make this writing very good. Some of the poems are excellent and will draw you in, but mainly, they are very overrated in terms of pure quality. I see why her poems are popular, but not why she's considered a 'great' or 'brilliant' writer. She's addressing universal themes, but she doesn't do so in an especially artful/skilled way. I'd say if you aren't a big fan of poetry, this book cou

    While Rupi Kaur seems very passionate and while I agree with her politics, content, and message, that doesn't make this writing very good. Some of the poems are excellent and will draw you in, but mainly, they are very overrated in terms of pure quality. I see why her poems are popular, but not why she's considered a 'great' or 'brilliant' writer. She's addressing universal themes, but she doesn't do so in an especially artful/skilled way. I'd say if you aren't a big fan of poetry, this book could get you interested in it, but if you're expecting just plain good old-fashioned literary talent, you won't find it here.

  • Jessie

    I read this in a bookshop. I wanted to give it zero stars. It's not poetry. It's shamefully derivitive and doesn't employ any poetic devices except for the most cliched - and not to positive effect. Random line breaks and sentence fragments are used because it is what is expected of a poem, but the author doesn't seem to understand that in poetry, these serve a purpose and must contribute to the poem's larger meaning. The allusions and metaphors are misplaced and nonsensical. "Milk and honey" is

    I read this in a bookshop. I wanted to give it zero stars. It's not poetry. It's shamefully derivitive and doesn't employ any poetic devices except for the most cliched - and not to positive effect. Random line breaks and sentence fragments are used because it is what is expected of a poem, but the author doesn't seem to understand that in poetry, these serve a purpose and must contribute to the poem's larger meaning. The allusions and metaphors are misplaced and nonsensical. "Milk and honey" is a phrase that has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years: there is nothing new or interesting or creative or poetic in this book. It reads like a 13 year old's diary. This book is for people who have never read poetry outside of school, and that's too bad. I feel sorry for them because they are missing out.

  • Lauren (LaurenHannah.net)

    maybe

    these poems are just

    words

    randomly separated

    by hitting enter

    or maybe

    I just don't get poetry

    : rape, abuse

  • Rose
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    lol started this forever ago & just now finished it! didn't love this one as much as i was hoping to, but i understand why so many connect to it. i respect the author for being so open and honest about things she's faced.

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