Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

Book - 2015
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milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided 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.
Publisher: Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781449474256
144947425X
Characteristics: 204 p. :,ill.

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jmli
Sep 16, 2017

Overall, there's not much to say about this book. It was alright and gave me inspiration, but honestly, it's more like a collection of pages to take pictures of and post on Tumblr. Also, it wastes a load of paper (can't some of them be a little longer?), and I don't get the structure. Do random spaces make poetry? It actually made the poems harder to comprehend for me, and I wasn't a big fan of it. I did like the ideas and drawings though in general.

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Sansha
Sep 06, 2017

A gem.

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muffinpopcorn
Sep 06, 2017

Powerful , raw , tender , great illustrations , Evokes many emotions , Liked it !

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LisezPourVivreVPL
Aug 22, 2017

I loved it. It made me feel a powerful woman from the inside

AL_LAURA Jul 30, 2017

A poetry collection examining hurt, love, heartbreak, and the healing that comes in the end. Gorgeously done with illustrations throughout. Caution Warnings: Abuse, Sexual Assault, Rape

blackgirlmagic Jul 24, 2017

A heartbreaking testimony of abuse, love and survival. I wish I could give this book more than five stars.

JCLChrisK Jul 17, 2017

Direct, raw, vulnerable, and brief poems about growing up female and loving as a woman. Highly accessible, passionate, and relatable.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 28, 2017

This is a work of art. I have the privilege of owning it, and I cherish it with all of my heart. This book is a window into someone's soul. Rupi Kaur is a vision of strength, resilience and courage. The poems she writes are so vulnerable and real. I urge anyone who is interested in poetry to read this book. Especially the women who are interested in poetry. Make sure to be aware of the topics spoken about in this book, as they may be triggering/harmful to some readers, but overall, this is an incredible book. The last section (The Healing) is my favourite! 5/5 stars
- @activistreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Meemamasgyrl
Jun 07, 2017

It was hard to return this book. Every page expressed an emotion that the heart can relate to. Words were so heartfelt. So real. So feminine so strong. I could read this book again and again. It's worth the read. Not a dull moment and not once does this makes you lose focus. It's the truth, milk and honey! Smooth and sweet.

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB May 08, 2017

While I did not personally relate to every poem in this collection (understandable, right?), I loved reading each of them, even the difficult-to-digest ones. They are straightforward and raw but beautiful at the same time. And the drawings- yes.

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lorrainejhays
Mar 03, 2017

Sexual Content: Descriptions of sexual activities and lovemaking

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lorrainejhays
Mar 03, 2017

Violence: Rape

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shayshortt
Jul 14, 2016

Violence: Sexual assault

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shayshortt
Jul 14, 2016

Sexual Content: Sexual content including sexual abuse

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shayshortt
Jul 14, 2016

Milk and Honey is the first poetry collection from Canadian writer Rupi Kaur. The book is divided into four sections, entitled “the hurting,” “the loving,” “the breaking,” and “the healing.” Kaur describes it as “the blood sweat tears/ of twenty-one years.”

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shayshortt
Jul 14, 2016

“when my mother opens her mouth/ to have a conversation at dinner/ my father shoves the word hush/ between her lips and tells her to/ never speak with her mouth full/ this is how the women in my family/ learned to live with their mouths closed”

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