Rupi Kaur Announces 10th Anniversary Edition of milk and honey

Poet Rupi Kaur unveils special edition of beloved collection

by Zain ul Abedin
Rupi Kaur Announces 10th Anniversary Edition of milk and honey
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Celebrated poet Rupi Kaur is set to mark the 10th anniversary of her groundbreaking poetry collection, milk and honey, with an exclusive release of a special edition. This edition, published by Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP), promises to captivate both loyal fans and newcomers alike with its unique blend of past and present.

Originally self-published by Kaur in 2014 at the young age of 21, milk and honey swiftly became a literary sensation, resonating with readers worldwide through its poignant prose and minimalist illustrations. With over 6 million copies sold globally, the collection has solidified its place as one of the most influential poetry books of the 21st century.

In a statement shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Kaur expressed her gratitude to her readers, describing the anniversary edition as a token of appreciation for their unwavering support over the past decade. She reflected on the unexpected success she experienced as a college student turned self-published author, emphasizing the profound journey she's embarked on with her audience.

Enhanced Anniversary Edition

The 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of milk and honey promises to offer a fresh perspective, featuring an additional chapter of poetry and illustrations alongside a new introduction penned by Kaur herself.

The edition will also provide readers with a glimpse behind the scenes, showcasing a collage of photos chronicling the book's evolution over the years, complemented by handwritten diary entries and annotations from Kaur and other influential poets.

Beyond milk and honey, Kaur has continued to make waves in the literary world with subsequent collections such as the sun and her flowers (2017) and home body (2020). Her poetic prowess has transcended the written word, captivating audiences worldwide through sold-out performances on her global tour, immortalized in her Amazon Prime special, Rupi Kaur Live.

AMP President and CEO Kirsty Melville expressed excitement over the upcoming release, hailing it as a celebration of milk and honey's transformative impact on the poetry genre. The special edition, available for pre-order now and set to hit shelves on October 1st, is poised to leave an indelible mark on both seasoned admirers and newfound enthusiasts alike.