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Emma Watson Honors Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’ with a Recommendation on Our Shared Self!

Check this out! Emma Watson shared her July-August book recommendation-Rupi Kaur’s poetry book Milk and Honey-on Our Shared Shelf and acknowledged Kaur’s effort of performing audacious feminist thoughts via instagram-framed poetry.

 

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Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, writer, illustrator, performer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and a rising star in the interdisciplinary field of art, literature, and performance after publishing two collections of poetry: Milk and Honey (2014) and The Sun and Her Flowers (2017).

 

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Milk and Honey is a book about survival with four chapters regarding the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, healing, self-care, and femininity. The poems, along with their accompanying illustrations, are easily readable and enjoyable while the messages behind them are far more than you could digest at the first glance. Here’s how Emma Watson beautifully introduced the poetry:

 

Unlike poems I have often spent weeks unraveling, Rupi’s poems are not designed to obscure meaning or entertain too much ambiguity - they hit you like punches to the stomach. They are immediate, visceral and not easily digested. I am loathe to say Rupi has made poetry “accessible” because while this is the truth (Rupi’s poems and illustrations fit well into those famously square shaped Instagram frames), there is nothing easy or accessible about what Rupi chooses to talk about. In fact, the topics she chooses, are audacious. 

 

Emma Watson also shared her favorite section in the book-”Healing”-with her comment that Kaur bravely and generously demonstrates the leadership as a woman in her own life, which gave her a “new language.”

 

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If you’re interested in reading more about Rupi Kaur’s art/poetry/performance, pick up a copy. There’s a discussion board on Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf where you (and I, absolutely) should share thoughts and comments!

 

See more Rupi Kaur on her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and website.
 

 

 

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We Should All Thank Instagram For Revamping Poetry

Instagram is good at many things, including hours and hours of cute dog videos and making people care about CGI influencersInstagram is also home to many under-the-radar poets who publish their newest work daily to millions of followers. 

 

The perfect culmination of typography, immediate shareability, and quotes makes poetry and Instagram the perfect match. One of the most recognizable poets who got her start on Instagram is Rupi Kaur.

 

 

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Following her smashing success of her 2016 release, Milk and Honey, and her newest collection, The Sun and Her Flowers, Instagram poetry or Insta-poetry has never been more popular. 

 

A National Endowment for the Arts survey released in 2015 revealed that the number of Americans who had read at least one poem in the past year had declined 45% between 2002 and 2012 to a dismal 6.7% of the population, making it one of America’s least common activities. Considering the sales of Kaur’s books and her prevalence on social media over the past few years, the number of Americans who read poetry must have significantly climbed. 

 

The last time that poetry got such a righteous resurgence was in the 1960’s when singer-songwriter Rod McKuen sold millions of poetry books with similar composition to Kaur’s and other Instagram poets. The poetry being published on the platform is short, typically written in an old typewriter font or Times New Roman.

 

 

Alongside Kaur, some other popular Instagram poets who have been shared by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Karlie Kloss include r.h.sinAtticus, and nikita_gill

 

 

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Instagram has not only become a platform for sharing poetry, but has also allowed smaller poets to publish books of their work, spreading their art to bookstores across the nation. Following in the self-published steps of Rupi Kaur, Instagram poets like r.h. Sin and Amanda Lovelace have had their work picked up by Andrews McMeel Publishing, making their poetry even more widespread. 

 

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Kanye’s Twitter Rants to be Immortalized in ‘milk and honey’ Inspired Book

While not exactly the book we were expecting from Kanye West, Uh Huh Honey, will have to do until then. The latest in the trend of Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey parodies, Uh Huh Honey immortalizes Kanye’s tweets with accompanying illustrations by the author Red Gaskell.

 

 

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The book features some of Kanye’s more recent tweets, following themes of creativity and expressing one’s self. 

 

 

 

In the book, Kanye’s inspiring tweets are accompanied by sketches by Gaskell, which he shared on his twitter. 

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I got in touch with Gaskell and asked him a few questions about his work, mostly about what inspired him to publish Uh Huh Honey

Kanye’s back on twitter and he’s been waxing poetic about life, creativity, and greatness. Everyone, whether they hate him or love him has been talking about him and his tweets. That was fun and entertaining but I wanted to make something.

When I asked him about if he would produce similar works for tweets from celebrities and political figures like Cher or Donald Trump, he responded with “I don’t know maybe.” 

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The book is now available through Amazon  

 

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Hilariously Horrible Book Reviews: ‘Milk and Honey’ Edition

Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey has sold well over 1 million copies, which is incredibly impressive, considering 1) it was her debut, and 2) it’s a poetry collection. That’s absolutely amazing. Thousands of people were enamored by Kaur’s relatable words and nice illustrations.

 

Others…not so much. Kaur isn’t for everybody, as we all know, but some on Amazon do a pretty good job of expressing what about Kaur some find so frustrating. Here are some of the most hilariously horrible reviews for Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey.

 

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