Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Her works have taken
the literary world by storm. Her second book, the sun and her
flowers - an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling
to her debut, milk and honey - one of America's bestselling
books of 2017.Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision.
She's an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her
a paintbrush and said, "draw your heart out." At seventeen, she
happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first
spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that
night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a
community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the
University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published
her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since,
milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It's
sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35
languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller - where it
has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks.
Rupi's a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC's 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry - searching for ways to understand and articulate.