Going beyond the narrative: Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey as a modern text
Dr. Madhu Jindal
This article intends to evaluate the socio-cultural concerns in the poetry of Rupi Kaur, with special reference to her volume of poetry Milk and Honey, which has sold over 4,00,000 copies and was listed No. 3 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Rupi Kaur [b 1992] is a poet of Indian origin settled in Canada. As a diasporic writer, her poetry carries all the joy of the new world, coupled with the pain of loss of one’s bearings. Some of the poems in the book, she says, “are biographical or autobiographical with respect to friends and family,” or are simply based on things that happen to people across the world. Her work, right now, is focused on feminism, love, race, violence, and more.