28 DoBR: Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur

This is one of the most beautiful poetry books that came into my life. I have many books on poetry from classics like Edgar Allen Poe or books on English poets, but wanting something more modern I came across this beautiful work. I felt the poems as if she wrote them knowing me since I was a child, knowing that these were her personal stories. I also enjoyed the drawings finding out later that she had done them herself.

I researched the poet long after flipping through the pages and found that she self-published this originally. It was later picked up by a publishing house. Being a self-published author on a few works and  knowing eventually I’d self-publish my own book of poems I loved this information.


#1 New York Times bestseller 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.