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'Instagram is a medium, but it's not the work': Poet Jasmin Kaur moves from screen to page in debut collection

Jasmin Kaur's work has shown up everywhere, from Reese Witherspoon's social media to Jennifer Lopez's performance at the American Music Awards. Now, she's released her first collection of poetry called When You Ask Me Where I'm Going.
Jasmin Kaur's debut collection of poetry is called When You Ask Me Where I'm Going. (Harper Collins)
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Jasmin Kaur is a poet who's been embraced by pop culture. She's a Sikh artist living in Vancouver whose work has shown up everywhere, from Reese Witherspoon's social media to Jennifer Lopez's performance at the 2018 American Music Awards. Now, Kaur has just released her first collection of poetry called When You Ask Me Where I'm Going. She joined q guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about the power of poetry, using Instagram as a vehicle to share her work, and to read a few poems for us.


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