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Rupi Kaur

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Any fans of Kaur here?


I only discovered her works recently despite her name being on the New York Bestseller's List twice and her poetry displayed across Waterstones. She has been called the 'Modern Poet' because of her background; she made a name for herself through Instagram and then later self-published while a student at uni. 


I bought her most recent work, The Sun and her Flowers, and really enjoy her writing. It is simple and easy to read but tugs at the heartstrings. What also made her stand out to me is her South East Asian background - something that is much needed in the literary world. 


Here are some examples of her works:


“do not look for healing
at the feet of those
who broke you” 


“Our backs tell stories 
no books have the spine to carry” 


“i am not a hotel room. i am home
i am not the whiskey you want
i am the water you need
don't come here with expectations
and try to make a vacation out of me” 


“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit 
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that” 

Edited by Angury

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