'Micropoet' Rupi Kaur nourishes readers with Milk and Honey
"Like a damn hug." That's how poet and performer Rupi Kaur describes her first open mic event.
Kaur had always been artistic — writing, drawing and taking photos from a young age — but her first experience on stage drew her toward spoken word and open-hearted engagement with an audience.
Kaur's poems, which sprouts up on sites like Instagram and Tumblr, is a blend of writing and drawing that she calls "design poetry."
"So much of it is in how it looks visually to the reader, so I use only lower case," Kaur tells Shad, "I want to basically get rid of as many distractions as I can so that the reader can just pour themselves into the word — kind of like, the equality of the letters."
Her self-published a book of poetry, Milk and Honey, has been re-released by American publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing.