Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.
A revised hardcover edition of the #1 New York Times bestsellerthe sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur, author the #1 New York Times bestseller milk and honey. Her long-awaited second collection of poetry is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honouring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.
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
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 siblings, the sun and her flowers and home body. These collections have sold over 11 million copies and have been translated into over forty-three languages. Most recently in 2022, she released Healing Through Words, a journey of guided writing exercises to help readers explore their own creativity. As she has done 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 Kaur graces stages across the globe on sold-out world tours. These shows are a poetic theatrical experience interlaced with her own touch of stand-up. Her 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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 23, 2018)
Length: 256 pages
Raves and Reviews
“Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers is everything her fans have been waiting for. . . . [She’s] perhaps the best-known poet in the English-speaking world at this point.”
“Rupi Kaur is kicking down the doors of publishing.”
– The New York Times (Style)
“The poet who touched a nerve.”
– The Times (London)
“Her work is human experience, tidily aestheticized and monetized, rendered inspirational and relatable in perfect balance.”
– The Cut
“At once simple, current and hard-hitting.”
– The Guardian (London)
“One of the most popular writers in the world, full stop.”
– The Globe and Mail
“The line drawings that accompany her poems are raw, evocative and utterly striking.”
– Toronto Star
“Rupi Kaur reinvents poetry.”
– The Economist
“Rupi Kaur sits atop a new wave in poetry.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation (move over, Lena Dunham).”
– USA Today
“There’s no denying that Rupi Kaur is currently one of the most — if not the most — popular poets in America.”
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