Review: Home Body by Rupi Kaur


Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Title: Home Body
Author: Rupi Kaur
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Format: Paperback
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Source: Personal collection
Content Warnings: sexual assault, abuse, racism, misogyny


Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself – reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.

i dive into the well of my body
and end up in another world
everything i need
already exists in me
there’s no need
to look anywhere else
– home


This collection explores the mind and the body, how they can feel connected and disconnected. I always admire how open Rupi Kaur is in her poems, baring her soul through her words.

This is probably my least favorite of her collections. Some of her poems are so deep, insightful, and personal, but others felt very generic and surface-level to me, like they could’ve been written by anyone.

Still, many poems speak to me and my experiences, and I can see myself rereading certain poems in times when I need strength.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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