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Rupi Kaur

Born( 1992-10-04 ) 4 October 1992 (age 28) Punjab, India
NationalityCanadian
Alma materUniversity of Waterloo ( BA , 2015)
OccupationAuthor, poet, artist, illustrator, performer
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Tom spent his days as clerk, two floors below ground level in cellars of Lloyds Bank. He works in foreign-transactions department from 9: 15 am to 5: 30 pm each day, and in his free moments between filing and tabulating balance sheets, he write. Tom was better known to world as T. S. Eliot. By time he started as clerk in 1917, his most popular poem, Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, had been published to great acclaim. But even then, despite his bank salary, man who has often been called greatest poet of 20th century struggle to make ends meet. He accepts money from relatives to buy underwear and pajamas, and anxiety over his finances him to breakdowns. Poetry has always been art form, but it has rarely been career even for most legendary poets. William Carlos Williams was doctor. Wallace Stevens was insurance executive. Charles Bukowski held bevy of odd jobs, including work as dishwasher, truck driver, gas-station attendant, and postal clerk. Poet's Story Has Long Been One Of Double Life, Split Between Two Urgent Duties: Making Living And Making Art. Rupi Kaur is case study in how dramatically world of poetry has changed since then. 25-year-old Canadian Poet Outsold Homer Two Years Ago: Her First Collection, Milk & Honey, Has Been Translated Into 40 Languages And Has Sold 3. 5 million copies, stealing position of best-selling poetry book from Odyssey. It wasnt always like for Kaur. She started her career by posting her work on Tumblr in and then gradually switched to Instagram, but her social-media strategy wasnt yet making her nearly enough money to live. My mind-set No way can poetry pay your rent, she told US. Then milk & honey was published in 2014 and hit New York Times best-seller list in 2016. Kaur realize, it not stopping. It is getting bigger. Maybe this can sustain me. Her success doesnt seem be slowing. Within past year, she has appeared on Jimmy Fallon, made Forbes 30 under 30 list, and sold out World Tour de Force across India and UK. This month, she her sweeping American Tour. Kaur now has 3 Instagram followers. Since publication of milk & honey, poetry genre has become one of fastest-growing categories in book publishing. According to one market-research group, 12 of top 20 best-selling poets last year were Insta-poets, who combine their write work with shareable posts for social media; nearly half of poetry books sold in United States last year were written by these poets. This year, according to survey conducted by National Endowment for Arts and US Census Bureau, 28 million Americans are reading poetry, highest percentage of poetry readership in almost two decades.

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Career

Kaur's first book, anthology title Milk Honey, was self-publish on Createspace on 4 November 2014. Her inspiration for book's name came from past poems which include line about women surviving terrible times. She describes change in women as, smooth as Milk and as thick as Honey. Collection Of Observations, Prose, And Hand-drawn Illustrations, Book Is Divided Into Four Chapters, And Each Chapter Depicts Different Theme. In March 2015, Kaur posted series of photographs to Instagram depicting herself with menstrual blood stains on her clothing and bed sheets. Describe as piece of visual poetry, it form her final project for her undergraduate studies and is considered as among her more notable works; intended to challenge prevalent societal menstrual taboos. They were pulled down for not complying with site's terms of service. Instagram brought back images, citing mistaken removal, and apologized to her after being criticized for displaying very response that work was intended to critique. Incident is credited for bringing Kaur more followers and leading to subsequent rise in popularity of her poetry. As Kaur rose to on social media, Milk and Honey was re-release by Andrews McMeel Publishing. Book sales of Milk and surpass 2. 5 million copy mark and it was 8 bestselling fiction book in Canada in 2016. As of June 7 2020, book has been listed on New York Times Best Seller list for 165 weeks. Milk and Honey has since been into 25 languages. In United Kingdom, Kaur was credited with increase in poetry sales in 2017.

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Influences

Kaur draws inspiration Sikh scriptures. Experience of English upon moving to Canada has influenced her writing style. She is influenced by her heritage. Part of her signature writing style include complete lack of capital letters, use of just one form of punctuationthe period. Both of these techniques are features of Punjabi which she has imported into her English writing as way of connecting back to place and culture of her origin. Poet Nayyirah Waheed has accused poet of plagiarism, charge Kaur denies. However, Kaur has stated take inspiration from Waheed.

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