Rupi Kaur


Rupi Kaur (born 4 October 1992) 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 (2014), which went on to sell over 3 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. Recently she shared an unexpected reveal to her Instagram this month. £rd book is on the way.

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it’s finished!!!!! i just wrapped up the manuscript for book 3 and want to celebrate with you 🤎🌞🦢🌸💓🥳 it’s been a long road and you’ve been so patient. your love and support pushed me through times i was ready to give up. here i am with all our new poems!!! each “first edition” of my books looks like this. i print out the poems and lay them flat. then i start placing them in the correct order- because the journey that is created with the placement matters. this process takes months and i usually end up with two dozen versions of the book ☺️ after i like the order- i glue the final into a messy little notebook to get a feel for how it reads from cover to cover. before all the fancy paper-the pretty fonts and colours are added on-i want the poems to make my stomach turn in their rawest form. this tradition pays homage to how i wrote. put together. and self-published ‘milk and honey’ while living with my best friends in a cute little home during my university years. now: i don’t know when book 3 will be out but i can say the hard part is over and now i’m off to make the drawings and design the cover. here’s to round three my sweeeeeet sweet family 🌞 you with me on this?

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