Rupi Kaur: social media’s poetry sensation

Canadian Rupi Kaur is one of the most successful poets in recent history. The Indian-born writer is known for tackling issues of sexual abuse and racism. Many of her readers come from Instagram. The social media platform brought her to the wider world’s attention after she published a controversial photo a couple of years ago. Her first book of poetry sold more than a million copies and reached the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller list. And her second collection, The sun and Her Flowers, has just come out. She gets stopped on the streets these days – but hasn’t quite got used to it…

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