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The B&N Podcast

Oct 24, 2018

As a teenager, Rupi Kaur discovered performance poetry as a way of expressing her emotional life, but it was when she began to move her autobiographical verse to Instagram, her poems about coming of age, trauma, abuse, broken relationships, body image and coming to love oneself resonated powerfully with readers around the globe. Her two bestselling collections to date  -- have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, and her Instagram following is 2.7 million strong and growing -- making her one of the most-read poets of our time. Rupi Kaur joins Miwa Messer in the B&N Podcast studio on the occasion of a new B&N Exclusive Edition of the sun and her flowers to talk about her family and background, the strange experience of unexpected fame, and writing at the intersection of the deeply personal and unabashedly political.