My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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, and 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.
I am still processing the wonders of this book but I can certainly say that this is now my favourite poetry anthology. I read it in one sitting and tabbed every poem that I adored. This book made me sob and I did not think that poetry could do that to me.
I found this book to be wonderous and heartbreaking, I always think that something good happens when you least expect it and this book was certainly one of those things. This book came to me at the most perfect point in my life. A lot of stress and personal struggles but this book made my mind clear. This is certainly a book I will reccomend to everyone and it will take pride of place on my shelves. It was phenomenal and I can see why it is a new york times bestseller.
I do not normally tab books unless I am using them for research at my university. However, I think this book deserved to be part of my life and the poems I have tabbed have specific meaning to me or have made me think in a way that I haven’t before. I encourage anyone to read this, It is one of my top books of the year so far.