Friday, February 16, 2018

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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This collection of poems covers themes like love, heartache, abuse, forgiveness, and the feminine experience from Rupi Kaur's perspective. Milk and Honey is not a long book, but it packs a lot of emotion and expression into four brief chapters of free-form poetry.

There isn't a lot in this book that I can directly identify with, but I can still appreciate it. Not every poem is a stand-alone work, at least not in my opinion. Some of them are just a few lines on a page that make a comment on a previous or upcoming poem, or serve as connective tissue between otherwise unconnected poems.

If you like reading Rupi Kaur's poems, you should also take a look at The Sun and Her Flowers. If you're looking for free-form poetry on serious topics for a young adult audience, look for books by Ellen Hopkins (like Impulse and Identical).

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