Rupi Kaur

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Date of Birth October 4, 1992
Place of Birth Punjab, India
Age 28 years old
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Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author. Kaur rose to fame on Instagram and Tumblr through sharing her short visual poetry. She received widespread popularity, after the publication of her debut book Milk and Honey, which went on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2017, Kaur released her second book, The Sun and Her Flowers, leading her to be named on the BBC's 100 Women in 2017. Her work explores relationships, the immigrant experience, and sexual trauma and is considered to be at the forefront of Instapoetry. In 2019, The New Republic named Kaur the "Writer of the Decade".

Born: October 4, 1992, Punjab, India
Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Alma mater: University of Waterloo (BA, 2015)
Occupation: Author, poet, artist, illustrator, performer
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About Rupi Kaur

Canadian poet and spoken word artist who initially rose to fame on Instagram and Tumblr sharing her short visual poetry. After gaining 3.7 million followers on Instagram for her poignant verses, she released her debut poetry collection Milk and Honey.

Before Fame

She inherited her love of art from her mother and began drawing and painting at five years old. She continued her art into her teens, but at the age of seventeen began to focus more in writing and performing.

Achievement

She released her second poetry collection, The Sun and her Flowers, in October 2017.

Family Life

She and her parents immigrated to Toronto, Canada when she was a child. Her sister, Keerat, is an artist and singer and performed the song version of her poem "Milk and Honey."

Associations

Like Phil Kaye, she is a prolific spoken word poet.

Information related to Rupi Kaur

  • Canadian spoken word poets
  • Women writers from Punjab, India
  • Poets from Punjab, India
  • Canadian feminist writers
  • Writers from Punjab, India
  • Indian feminist writers
  • Punjabi poets
  • Canadian Sikhs
  • Indian feminists
  • Indian emigrants to Canada
  • Indian women poets
  • University of Waterloo alumni
  • Writers from Ontario
  • BBC 100 Women
  • Canadian women poets
  • 21st-century Canadian poets
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Latest information about Rupi Kaur updated on October 29, 2020.

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