Canadian poet, writer and illustrator of Indian-origin, Rupi Kaur, the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey, will soon have her second collection of poetry published. Illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers “is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.” Published by Simon and Schuster, the book will be out on October 3.

“this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept 
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year 
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom”

In July, Twitter users had accused Rupi Kaur of plagiarising a fellow Tumblr poet, Nayyirah Waheed. However, Kaur’s popularity – with 1.5 million followers on Twitter and over 3.5 lakh on Facebook – has not been contested. The New York Times described her work as “poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music”.