No spoiler, but worth the read.
However; If you’re not a huge poetry person, maybe go read this one at the library. It won’t take you the whole day. But, even after my warning you want to read, you can buy the book here:
All artistic content shown in the video above is a work of Rupi Kaur (2015).
I am sorry for mispronouncing her name!!!
This is a book of poetry, and it doesn’t get the same scale rating that YA books would get from me. I give this on a 4/5 stars. I liked it, but it needed something a bit extra to push me to a 5/5 stars.
Ripping the band aid first, my biggest frustration with this collection is that there are no capitalizations. anywhere. not even in the title. not even her name
and sometimes there isn’t even punctuation
its very annoying and perhaps that is why it doesn’t get a full 5 stars for me.
However, HOWEVER; while researching information about the author I found that Ms. Kaur identifies her self as a “spoken-word artist”. See an interview with her here. And after knowing that, I can see that and hear that in her writing for this book.
So, what I like is that it is a great representation of an artist in multiple ways. These are her illustrations, these are her words, this is her publication (it is self-published). This book almost feels that if you were to open one of her random notebooks, this is what you would see. As an artist myself, I can see the hard work that went into putting this all together and what it represents to her. Yes, there are some parts that are feminine, but there are other parts that are crass – if this all sounds like something you like, read it!!!
I like that this publication, this book of poetry, brings to life the inner workings of an artist, something that is often times overlooked – the struggle. And I’m happy to buy it. 🙂