Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey

Milk and honey' is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. 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 l...

Details Milk and Honey

TitleMilk and Honey
Release DateNov 4th, 2014
GenrePoetry, Feminism, Nonfiction

Reviews Milk and Honey

  • Alafiya
    2 stars for the beautiful thoughts. So if I write my reviewlike thiswill it automaticallybecome poetry?In my humble opinionthis book iscomposed of extremely beautifullywritten linesbut there are veryfew poems actually.what i dont understand is whywhy you have toclick the enter keyto make it lookbeautiful when u can continue the same linesame paragraph same pagealso why a published bookgives no 2 stars for the beautiful thoughts. So if I writ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2/7/2017I 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.7/11/2016If 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 senten...
  • 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 ...
  • Lauren
    maybethese poems are justwordsrandomly separatedby hitting enteror maybeI just don't get poetrytrigger warnings: rape, abuse
  • Rose
    poetry or basic tumblr posts?
  • Cooper Carrington
    your poetryis almost as terribleas your love life
  • 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 sa...
  • 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 th...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    Some people call this poetry. I call it a bunch of pretty quotes from Tumblr or Pinterest or other similar site. The themes covered are incredibly relevant. And highly emotive which is probably why so many people connect with this collection. But in my opinion there is a difference in saying/telling what you feel and in writing/showing what you feel. This was a bunch of very quotable quotes about subject matters that need to be explored, and put ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Well that was underwhelming. I don't really like poetry that much to begin with, but I was so curious about this book after seeing so many people loving it, so I decided to give it a go. I was expecting it to be really profound and ground-breaking and it just wasn't? There were maybe a dozen poems that were quite impactful, but the majority of them felt like filler to me.
  • Nat
    milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. It’s difficult trying to review this because every poem is extremely personal, tender and exquisite in its own way.So I decided to feature some of my favorite ones:“you tell me to quiet down causemy opinions make me less beautifulbut...
  • Thomas
    milk and honey tore through my analytical mind and burrowed deep into my ultra-sensitive soul. It slayed all my emotions, my feminist desires, and my love for vulnerable writing. I may not know a lot about poetry, but I do know a decent amount about feelings, and Rupi Kaur brought all my feelings tumbling out with this gorgeous collection of poems. She writes about love and loss, trauma, and femininity - subjects that I so happen to adore. In spa...
  • Kai
    “i am a museum full of artbut you had your eyes shut”Wow. Rupi Kaur really touched me deeply with this incredibly work of art. Her words of truth and honesty are so powerful and so full of emotion, I can't imagine anyone's eyes staying dry while reading it.A few times, though, I was a little confused, I couldn't comprehend the meaning of her words. The again came a poem about independence, how she was healing from her boyfriend's loss, closel...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    These are just simplesentencesbroken upwith spaces.Seriously, some of them I was like, I love this! But I didn't view them as poems. They're more like simple quotes. But I get that this is a kind of poetry and people love it, but to me it's just not anything special.
  • jessica
    ‘how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.’ this absolutely stunning collection of words made me look in the mirror, give myself a hug, and just really appreciate the person i was, who i am, and the woman i am becoming. self love is the best kind of love. ↠ 5 stars
  • April
    I'm not a huge poetry person, but I just had to buy this book after hearing so many people talking about it. It didn't disappoint in anyway. The poetry in this book is so raw and beautiful that I related to so many that I kept going back to reread my favorites and highlight and tab them.
  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
    Breathtaking - Brutal - BeautifulRupi Kaur's poetry is unlike traditional poetry. For one thing - this small book feels like a graphic poetry novel. Many of the pages had a familiar 'looking-style' which short poems have....but with the delicate, simple, drawings, I forgot I was reading poetry. The drawings tell a story --we feel the emotions from the them before we even read the words. In essence, capturing bruises women have experienced. The bo...
  • Teodora
    5/5 ⭐Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺This collection of poems is so deeply honest. It says the words so many of us thought of, but never spoke. You can feel every single drop of feeling that ever ran through the veins and pens of the poet. Yet, not just a poet, but a human being. A woman.
  • Larry H
    4.5 stars.Wow.I really didn't know what to expect when I picked up Rupi Kaur's exquisite collection of poetry and prose. Poetry is often hit or miss with me—I totally appreciate it as an art form but sometimes I just don't get it. (I'm as creative as the next person, but sometimes my brain is tired and just wants to be told what something means rather than struggle to decode it. Sorry, I'm a Neanderthal.) Milk and Honey is about happiness and ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Some of the poetry in the book ripped a hole in my soul.
  • ellie
    To be simply put, this isn't a book meant to be loved or raved about. It is just meant to be read.I feel as if the people giving it three stars or so went in expecting it to ravish them, thrill them but it was not meant for that. Why on earth would you seek something so much more from a book that was written so truthfully, with feelings so raw that the hurt and the bitterness and the sorrows behind the words will never dull? This was her story. S...
  • JV (semi-hiatus)
    Sigh... I am in the minority once again. Shoddy execution, bog-standard writing, and frequent enjambment fuse to create an anthology of maudlin proportions whilst exploring love, loss, pain, hope, feminism, and identity. Kaur's themes are of importance, however, this collection didn't live up to my poetical expectations. With all honesty, Kaur is far better than Lang Leav's mawkish and tormenting drivel. Here are a few of Kaur's poems that I foun...
  • James Trevino
    Maybe I am not the most apt person to give an opinion on this, but I will throw in my 2 cents anyway.First of all, I can't even remember the last time I read poetry. It is simply not that enjoyable to me. But I picked this up after seeing it on my Instagram feed a couple hundred times. I expected to be easily bored by it, but I read it in one sitting. Not that hard since the book is quite short and has lot of drawings, but still. I was surprised!...
  • Elizabeth Sagan
    milk and honey makes you grateful for your love of reading because it makes you understand how powerful words can be. It fills you with peace, acceptance and joy. You know that moment when you read something and you think „I needed years and a lot of pain to come to the same conclusion, if only I would have read this book earlier, it tells everything with such clarity”. I will recommend it to anyone who’s sad, depressed, down, heartbroken ...
  • Drew
    This is total tumblr porn. Milk and Honey is pretty much a dream come true for emo fourteen-year-old girls who spend their spare time browsing deep, meaningful quotes written in pretty fonts like this one:Also: I am going to argue that this is not poetry. Poetry is Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. I know poetry covers a wide range of styles, and I'm not saying This is total tumblr porn. Milk and Honey is pretty much a dream...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    love is not cruel we are cruellove is not a gamewe have made a gameout of love I can't believe it took me so long to finally read this poetry collection, after shivering over so much of Rupi's online poetry snippets over the years, but here we are, and it was... captivating? Painful? Beautiful? Perfect? what i miss most is how you loved me. but what i didn't know was how you loved me had so much to do with the person i was. it was a reflection o...
  • Warda
    [4.5]“you // are your own // soul mate”This collection of poetry was gorgeous! I read and reread most of the poems. I savoured them. Took as much time as I could with them. They're genuinely hard-hitting, raw, full of emotion and so meaningful. 'milk and honey' is split into four parts, taking the reader on a journey about love and all the forms it manifests into. It speaks about family, absentee parents, cultural standards that are called ou...
  • Kelli
    When I was in college I used to cut quotes from magazines and tape them to my door. I would start in the center and by the end of the semester my door would be a work of art. I thought it an intense, dramatic representation of my feelings about love, beauty, and being defined by men (they were boys but I was too young to realize this then). This book reminds me of that. The cover is soft and black. It is a collection of thoughts that are not capi...