The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Released October 3, 2017
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At the end of April, I read Rupi Kaur’s first poetry collection, Milk and Honey, which I gave 3.5 stars. While I wasn’t super impressed by it, I understood the hype around it. At times, though, I felt like it was trying too much to be edgy.
I loved The Sun and Her Flowers. In contrast to Milk and Honey, this collection felt so much more polished and real. I could feel the emotions more deeply and everything flowed better.
The Sun and Her Flowers is set up in the same way as Milk and Honey. It’s broken down into five chapters that deal with a variety of topics, such as immigration and feminism. While there were a few poems that were a little too cheesy for me, the majority of this collection I found myself really loving, which surprised me after finding Milk and Honey a wee bit disappointing.
Just like with Milk and Honey, I felt as though the drawings done by Kaur were pointless and made the collection seem a bit silly. Her drawings are not good by any means, and I found myself cringing a few times at them.
I’m hoping that any other collections that Rupi Kaur publishes in the future continue to feel more polished and together than the last, so I will definitely be reading her future collections. If you’re into modernist, minimalist poetry, this collection is worth your time.