Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Published November 4th 2014

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 sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

 

 

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I don’t really read poetry but I enjoyed Milk and Honey a lot. It wasn’t as amazing as I expected because of all the hype I’ve seen around it but it was still really good. There’s a pretty wide range of topics in this book and I think there’s a little something for everyone to relate to.
Rupi Kaur is an incredible writer and I’ll definitely be picking up any books she publishes in the future.

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Review: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

30076808The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

Published April 23rd 2016

“ah, life—
the thing
that happens
to us
while we’re off
somewhere else
blowing on
dandelions
& wishing
ourselves into
the pages of
our favorite
fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

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I don’t read poetry often (okay this is only the forth poetry book I’ve read) so I can’t really judge this book compared to other poetry books but I did really loved it.
The Princess Saves Herself in this One is kind of a memoir-ish collection of poems and I really appreciate how Amanda was so open with her poems. A few poems resonated very deeply with me in a way I wasn’t expecting when I started this book.
I think a lot of the poems in The Princess Saves Herself in this One will be relatable to many readers and gives a voice to some issues that aren’t always represented in literature and other platforms of media.
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