If you’re on Instagram, it’s likely you’ve come across the latest breed of insta poets, whose words and whimsy gather millions of followers who wait for the next drop of literary inspiration in their feeds.
Rupi Kaur is one of the current Insta fame poets who also happens to be a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry.
She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said “draw your heart out”. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey.
After completing her degree in rhetoric studies she published her first collection of poems ‘Milk and Honey’ in 2014. The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies gracing the New York Times bestsellers list every week for over a year, and it has since been translated into over 30 languages.
Her long-awaited second collection ‘The Sun And Her Flowers’ was published in 2017. Through this collection Rupi continues to explore a variety of themes ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and ‘revolution.
Rupi has performed her poetry across the world, her photography and art direction are warmly embraced and she hopes to continue this expression for years to come.