Rupi Kaur
the sun and her flowers

Author Name
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
in order to bloom

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.

Praise for Rupi Kaur's milk and honey:

#1 New York Times bestseller

"At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation."
USA Today

"Rupi Kaur's first book, milk and honey, is the poetry collection every woman needs on her nightstand or coffee table." —The Huffington Post

"Rupi's poetry is simple, relatable, gorgeous, and grounded in the everyday experiences of young women." —Hello Giggles

"milk and honey is essential reading." —Bustle

Some of Rupi's media appearances:

In conversation with Create & Cultivate

7 reasons why milk and honey is essential reading, according to Bustle

Profile in The Walrus

“The fight to end period shaming is going mainstream” on Newsweek

Bust interview

Discussing the experience of writing & publishing milk and honey

Performing at The Walrus talks

“Why did Instagram delete this image of a woman on her period?” in i-D

Interview with VICE Canada

Named one of FLARE Magazine’s sixty under 30 activists

Interview on CBC’s "q"

Interview with The Huffington Post


Genre: Poetry
Length: 248 pages (pb)
Publication date: October 2017

Canada English, Simon & Schuster Canada
UK, ANZ & India English, Simon & Schuster UK
US English, Andrews McMeel Publishing

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.


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Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, she published her first collection of poems, milk and honey, in 2015, which quickly became an international bestseller. It graced the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, selling over 1.5 million copies. milk and honey has been translated into over 23 languages. Her long-awaited untitled second collection continues her exploration with themes of love, loss, trauma, healing, and femininity. Along with writing and illustrating, Rupi has performed her poetry across the world. Her photography and art direction are warmly embraced and her poetry and prose are breaking international boundaries.