The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Winner of The GoodReads Choice Award for Poetry 2017
From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.
this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom
Praise for Rupi Kaur:
‘Kaur is at the forefront of a poetry renaissance’ Observer
‘Kaur made her name with poems about love, life and grief. They resonate hugely’ Sunday Times
‘Poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music’ New York Times
‘Caught the imagination of a large, atypical poetry audience…Kaur knows the good her poetry does: it saves lives’ Evening Standard
‘Breathing new life into poetry…It has people reading, and listening’ The Pool
‘Every so often, a book comes along that seems to have a life of its own, that is passed lovingly from one reader to another with recommendations that insist, "You must read this". Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey is one such book’ Red Magazine
‘Rupi Kaur's poetry communicates, distils life. Her success is a simply wonderful thing for poetry. Her work reveals how powerful and accessible poetry can be. It seems to help people too and is a fine example of the healing power of art’ Allie Esiri, editor of four bestselling poetry anthologies and apps
‘Rupi Kaur blazing a trail for new generations to discover verse is a wondrous thing. Her star is shining brightly. A drop of poetry can flood the imagination. It can also ease the mind. Her work is clearly bringing such pleasures to countless readers – mostly younger readers – and that is a cause for celebration for anyone who cares about poetry’Ben Holden, editor of bestselling anthologies Poems That Make Grown Men Cry & Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. As a twenty-one-year-old university student Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first poetry collection, milk and honey. Next came its artistic sibling, the sun and her flowers. These collections have sold over 10 million copies and have been translated into over forty languages. Her latest collection, home body, debuted #1 on bestseller lists across the world. As she has done in all things from the very beginning, Rupi self-produced Rupi Kaur Live, the first poetry special of its kind, which debuted on Amazon Prime Video in 2021. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, and migration. She feels most at home when creating art, performing her poetry onstage, and spending time with family and friends.
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