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The Sun and Her Flowers (Paperback)
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“Rupi Kaur is the Writer of the Decade.” — The New Republic
From rupi kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.
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.
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
in order to bloom
About the Author
As a 21-year-old university student Rupi Kaur 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 8 million copies and have been translated into over 40 languages. Her most recent book, home body, debuted #1 on bestseller lists across the world. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, and migration. She feels most at home when creating art or performing her poetry on stage.
"Rupi Kaur is Kicking Down the Doors of Publishing” (The New York Times)
"At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation." (USA Today)
“Rupi Kaur sits atop a new wave in poetry.” (The Wall Street Journal)
“Perhaps the best-known poet in the English-speaking world at this point” (Bustle)
"Rupi Kaur reinvents poetry ... (she) is undeniably equipped with the poet’s ability to articulate emotions that readers struggle to make sense of.” (The Economist)
“Outselling Homer Ten to One” (New York Magazine)
"The Poet Who Touched a Nerve" (The Times (London))
“there’s no denying that Rupi Kaur is currently one of the most — if not the most — popular poets in America …” (Boston Globe)
"Rupi Kaur is a rock star." (The Kansas City Star)
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