If you haven't heard of Rupi Kaur, you might not really be living your best life. The 25 year-old poet, performer and author has been touring the world reading excerpts from her second book, "the sun and her flowers". Her first collection of poems, "milk and honey" was released in 2014. Both of her books have been number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list. But people are not praising Rupi for her wild success, but instead for her incredible authenticity and vulnerability on subjects such as abuse, femininity, love, loss, identity and beauty.
The young poet has been traveling the world, sharing her art and her poems. Here are some of her pieces of poetry found in both her published books, as well as some facts about Rupi herself and how her life has impacted her work.
The Face of Modern PoetryAtticus , use a mask to hide his identity. Rupi proudly represents her culture, her womanhood and her past and greets her fans with welcoming arms. Originally born in Punjab, India, Rupi proudly represents her culture and history not only in her work but in her performances.
She explains on her website that she writes in Gurmukhi script to honor her culture and her mother language of Punjabi. "It is less about breaking the rules of english (although that’s pretty fun) but more about tying in my own history and heritage within my work," she writes on her website.
in celebration of #internationaldayofthegirl https://t.co/1avQpexnhX— rupi kaur (@rupi kaur)1507745926.0
https://t.co/UWdijYSX4v— rupi kaur (@rupi kaur)1465484456.0
Rupi's Instagram is filled with honesty, not just in her reposting of her poems but in the way she interacts with her fans and shares photos of her on tour. She often writes how it can be exhausting to be traveling so much but that her joy truly is in her expressional sharing of her poetry in front of her fans. She also posts videos of her meeting fans and lots of boomerangs of her with her team while they work. Plus she is becoming a style icon with her brightly colored dresses and gorgeous gowns.
new work http://t.co/chtTNjdK7L— rupi kaur (@rupi kaur)1444856245.0