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Milk and Honey Audiobook

Milk and Honey

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Publisher's Summary

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The audiobook 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 listeners 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.

©2015 Rupi Kaur (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    Britney 09-17-16
    Britney 09-17-16
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    "Beautiful and Intense"

    This book offers an uncompromising perspective of the authors emotions - it is shockingly relatable.
    It is a wildly beautiful and intense journey.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Michael - Audible 07-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Good Poetry"

    I am trying to approach this review in an unbiased non-elitist way. I majored in creative writing and have been writing poetry my whole life, just like everybody else, but I don't want that experience to color my review here. And I want you to understand why this stuff gets me so worked up. So I will start with what I appreciate about Rupi Kaur's already famous collection.

    She puts a lot of emotion into her narration, which I appreciate.

    I find it incredibly impressive that she has leveraged such a voice out of her social media account, and has tapped into a nerve with a great number of people. I think it's because of the way that she presents her work. From what I understand her use of drawings alongside her short poems made them very popular on Instagram. That is a visionary approach, and one that poetry badly needs.

    That's also kind of where I take issue with this though. Her poems are quite simply: nothing new. More often than not (90% of the time) they tap into cliched, hackneyed tropes and ideas about love - that most obliterated subject of poetry. Combined with the commercial success, and social media proliferation, of this work, it makes me feel like she is commercializing cheap work to very ill-effect.

    She is a budding writer, so I won't go so far as to say that these are bad - I'm not sure I believe anyone's writing is bad as practice. She is just definitely still in the "budding" stage of writing poems, and yes it fills me some sort of resentment that this is so successful when there is SO MUCH great poetry out there. Like there is too much great poetry in the world, people need to chill with it for a second so I can catch up with it all.

    While this may serve as an introduction to poetry-as-a-form for a lot of people, which is a great thing, it might also be serving as something as a bottleneck/blockade that is stopping real audience from finding poems with true merit.

    I think ultimately what this collection proves is that poetry is a hard writing medium to really understand or appreciate without a lot of work and or patience.

    These poems offer up known quantities, ideas that don't really need to be dissected but can be easily re-grammed without much thought or feeling.

    At their best they pronounce caricatures of feminist ideals that (I know and agree these feminist sentiments need to be repeated as often as they can to whatever audience they can find) might do more harm than good, solely because of the airy-mysticism tone of voice they are delivered in that makes them so easy to ignore.



    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Schweikert 01-17-17
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    "I have no words"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe I need to read poetry more...I did not understand the hype.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rupi Kaur again?

    Absolutely not


    What three words best describe Rupi Kaur’s voice?

    Relaxing. Boring. Soothing?


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Milk and Honey?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I have no words

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Caro 08-01-17
    Caro 08-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Underwhelmed Contemporary Poetry"

    Felt like reading a Tumblr of Instagram captions
    Personal and easy to listen to ... but not sure. Fan of Anne Carson.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Hall Sandy, UT United States 06-29-17
    Valerie Hall Sandy, UT United States 06-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Save your money; borrow from the library"

    This audio book was the worst I have ever listened to. I should've thought about how a book of poems would sound read by the author, but I've listened to audio books read by the author and they've usually been good. I think "They've got a vested interest and understand what kind of emotion they wanted conveyed in a particular area, so it'll be fine." Boy was I wrong! A very monotone reading which grated on me after awhile. I honestly couldn't wait until it was over. The only reason that I finished it was for a book club dinner, otherwise I would've deleted it from my library and moved on. If you want mediocre poetry read by a bitter, monotone woman, then this audio book is for you!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cinnamon 12-31-16
    Cinnamon 12-31-16
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    "5 stars!"

    Everyone should give this book a listen.
    Rupi did such a wonderful job narrating the story. These words are more than poems, this book gave me life!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel S. Rogers Monroe, LA 09-19-16
    Laurel S. Rogers Monroe, LA 09-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Speaking to My Heart"

    A must listen for every woman who needs validation and healing from abuse, trauma, or just exploitation , in general!

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    laura gonzalez 01-14-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Sadness"

    This poetry book not only spoke to my soul since I have been strong and resilient to live through my experiences; it has provided me the strength to finish my poetry. Thank you

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    tyler 12-29-16
    tyler 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing."

    I was completely and totally enthralled from the beginning to the end. Heart and mind both enraptured.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gris Salamanca GUYMON, OK, US 12-25-16
    Gris Salamanca GUYMON, OK, US 12-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely"

    I enjoyed this raw and vibrant book. The sections are moving and thought inducing. It is lovely being a woman.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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