HEALING THROUGH WORDS - Rupi Kaur
Kaur writes about how she gets rid of broken heart with poetry. She says that when you are in love, it feels like your world is perfect and nothing can ever make this feeling go away because all happiness does seems infinite but eventually life will hit us hard sometimes even if we don't expect them too which causes pain instead to take over our bodies for awhile until something else happens again
Throughout the years, Kaur has had to deal with comments from the media of how her work is “too much or controversial,” or some argue that it is not even poetry. And, in extreme cases, states like Texas have placed a ban on finding another one of her hit books, Milk and Honey, at local libraries as well as high schools.
Unbeknownst to haters out there, as you flip each page of Healing Through Words, the devotion to this genre is clearly exhibited within the training method she provides. Kaur talks about the struggle of re-writing poem after poem just to get it right and setting timers to just put an idea down and start somewhere, which is a familiar tactic in any literary community.
Kaur's career involved performance-based poetry and she began it at a young age. She would share her pieces with the world while doing giddha (a popular folk dance for women in Punjab), singing boliyan Couplets style verses from that time period."
In addition to being painted as having had an interesting background which included trauma through education about war stories passed down generationally among other things , there were prompts within this book asking readers evoke bluntness when writing their own piece because Kaur wants them "to focus not only on what is said but also how".