If you aren’t one of the 1.5 million people who have purchased Rupi Kaur’s breakout poetry collection Milk and Honey, you might know her from her popular Instagram (which has 1.4 million followers), where she posts her spare, moving poems alongside her own line-drawn illustrations. The debut collection from the Indian-born, Canadian-raised poet, which was self-published in 2014 and re-released with Andrews McMeel Publishing in October 2015, has spent 57 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.
In May, Kaur announced her highly-anticipated second book, which her publisher describes as “a collection of non-traditional and deeply personal poems and original illustrations, focusing on growth, love and healing, ancestry and honoring one’s roots, expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.”
Now, EW can reveal the cover, title, and an exclusive poem, below. The Sun and Her Flowers is available Oct. 3, 2017.
The Sun and Her Flowers (c) 2017 Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMeel Publishing).