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unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book half as much as I expected. I discovered the author through her insta posts and I really enjoyed the poems I heard there unfortunately the ones I already knew also were the ones I liked the most in this book and the rest couldn't keep up. milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

I grew up in rural Montana. So that’s where I call home, but I go to school in South Carolina right now.” When did you first start writing?The way her words harmonized with my soul, this book has become my favorite poetry book I have ever read. Hands down! (and I’ve read a decades worth.) This collection also does an amazing job of using metaphors throughout the pieces. The collection has a clear theme of using weather metaphors and figurative language that begins from the title and the cover art. While each poem doesn’t mention weather specifically, there is often at least a connection that can be made between the topic at hand and some sort of weather. The figurative language also lends itself so well to the imagery she can create in these pieces. She takes intangible things like emotions and turns them into tangible things like weather. One reason why I love poetry is because it can do things with words that some other works just can’t do. I think that the topics in which she chose and the language she used to present them do just that. I am incredibly impressed by what she can accomplish in this collection. When I started writing it I was lost in so many areas of my life. I had just gotten out of a romantic relationship, so I was in a really rough spot with heartbreak. But I was also really unsure of my direction in life, what I was pursuing, and unsure of who I am. I think part of that was going to college and having to redefine my identity on my own terms. Homewas kind of me finding myself again after all that I’d been through. That’s why I titled it Home.“ How did your writing process change after your first book was published?

you are so incredibly capable of collecting the stars you just have to overcome your fear of heights”people with the most intricate minds have the most turmoil inside you cannot be filled with the galaxies and not expect explosions” To not be afraid to be vulnerable in any way that feels natural. Whether that’s in painting, writing, in any creative way that they express themselves. Other people need you and you never know when your story is going to impact other people. I really had no idea that this would and I thought I’d sell like 10 books. I didn’t know how important it was to share my story. So I would just encourage other people to share their stories and to be vulnerable.“ We each begin with a simple note, but as life progresses, we’re led to the next note, and the next—all of which combine to form the melody of a song and a life. As life becomes more complicated and complex, we find that loss, grief, and heartache can muffle our music, making the world go silent.

I loved how the author associated weather with emotions. And how, in the end, she decided to end with climate instead of sunny. but every time i saw the ships i forgot about the light. i dove headfirst into the sea and swam to save their life. sometimes love isn’t the fall. It is the time you spend sitting on the edge of the cliff learning each others souls.”and “A first collection of poetry from a 20-year-old university student and “–Publisher’s description. Home by Whitney Hanson – eBook Details I guess this wasn’t just my cup of tea. I wish there was mention that it’s not only poetry BUT ALSO quotes / poetry prose, because one sentence is not poetry for me.

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