The Brampton-based Punjabi poet, Rupi Kaur, just signed a brand new book deal following her wildly successful Milk and Honey.
Her brand of feminist- and first-generation immigrant-focused poetry helped Kaur amass an international audience. Dubbed ‘instapoet’ due to her tremendous popularity on Instagram, she has single-handedly redefined poetry for the millennial generation. Her TED Talk received a swarm of praise, and some called her the Queen of Poetry. TED describes her talk:
“Using a mix of poetry and narrative, Rupi Kaur weaves together a powerful and cathartic story – which in spite of great trauma, ends where it begins – by restoring the feeling of home within your body. She’s the most popular poet of her generation.”
The news of her deal broke on her Facebook on January 16th, 2017. The post read:
“Fans of Rupi are ecstatic about her new creation. Bramptonist will be the first to let you know when the book is released.”