Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 39 | Sept 2019 | Understanding Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey. By Ada Wofford

Understanding Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey. By Ada Wofford

A Critical Examination of 21st Century Poetry

Part One:

Rupi Kaur is a bestselling author and Instagram star. Her debut book, Milk and Honey has sold 3.5 million copies, making it the best-selling collection of poetry of all time, even out selling The Odyssey. There has been a lot of discussion both about Kaur and the genre of Insta-poetry. A particularly scathing article titled, “The Cult of the Noble Amateur,” criticizes this emerging medium for its simplicity and shallowness. T...

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