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the book

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. 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.

a breakout phenomenon which defies classification, milk and honey is fueling a movement among women throughout the world. the self-published edition, released in november 2014, quickly became a bestseller, and its grass roots success led to the october 2015 release by andrews mcmeel publishing. milk and honey is now a new york times, usa today, indigo hot 100, and publishers weekly bestseller, and has sparked a groundswell of community, admiration, and support for rupi, a distinctive, unyielding, and commanding voice of honesty and empowerment.

“Rupi Kaur’s writing echoes of artistry and wisdom which is seen in the work of those that have been writing for years.”
-Samira Sawlani, Media Diversified

“Rupi’s poetry is simple, relatable, gorgeous, and grounded in the everyday experiences of young women.”
-Rachel Grate, Hello Giggles

“Rupi’s poetry is simple, relatable, gorgeous, and grounded in the everyday experiences of young women.”
-Rachel Grate, Hello Giggles