Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
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From what I understand, this is the first of Kaur’s poetry collections, and I think that you can tell. I’d previously read her first book and found that the poetry there was much more mature and fully-rounded, although I thought the stuff here was okay, too.
Most of the criticism for Kaur seems to be around the fact that she’s an Instagram poet, which definitely makes itself felt here. Some of the poems are basically just a sentence that speaks a self-evident truth, or at least a truth that’s self-evident to me. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and she does what I think is a fundamental requirement for decent poetry, which is that she says a lot with just a few words.
Other than that, I don’t think there’s too much for me to say here. I think it presents itself as being much deeper than it actually is, but there are a few lines here and there that I enjoyed and that made it worth reading. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to read more Kaur though, she’s just okay.