Rupi Kaur is a Canadian poet. She is an illustrator, photographer, and author. She was born in Punjab, India, and immigrated to Canada.
Rupi was very young when she moved to Canada. She has been performing poetry since 2009 and gained a lot of popularity on Instagram. She became one of the famous Instapoets through her three books based on poetry.
Her poetry is unique and is accompanied by line drawings. In 2015, she posted a picture of her with menstrual blood stains on her clothing, but Instagram removed that picture.
Thereafter, she criticized the company for its action, and her critical post got viral on social media. Her poetry gained even more popularity after that. She self-published her debut poetry book ‘Milk and Honey.’ Here are some of her revolutionary writings.
It is a number one New York Times bestselling book. It is one heck of a book, or I should say a book like no other. You might have read a lot of books of poetry, but this is something you will fall for. From four liners to multiple paragraphs, this book is a collection of poetry on different topics, ranging from anxiety and productivity to menstruation and women’s health to family to self-love and love for the home country. And guess what? You can finish this book in a couple of hours. The book is in typical Rupi Kaur’s style, that is to say, full of line arts. This is something you must read.
Milk and Honey
It is a number one New York Times bestselling book. This was the first book that was self-published by her. She published it on Createspace in 2014. She believes that it is a body of work that is collected and presented to you. It covers poetry on topics like love, attraction, breakup, heartbreak, et cetera. It is divided into four parts. I can’t give you more spoilers now. This is very easy to read and carry the book. Something that you can give to your loved ones and even to yourself.
Sun and Flowers
“Rupi Kaur is the Writer of the Decade.”— The New Republic. This book is the second collection of her poems. It is based on the concept of being bound. In this book, she takes the readers on a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. It is more like a celebration of love in all of its forms. Rupi believes that this book is one long continuous poem that goes on to 250 pages. The completion of this book was one of the biggest challenges for her. Because after the success of her first book, she felt anxious and depressed. She faced writer’s block for months and felt very frustrated. But this book came out to be a masterpiece. A book that you must read.
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