Photo Rupi Kaur on Twitter There’s old, little-known idiom that goes like this: Don’t judge a book by its cover. Well, , as it turns out, a popular Instagram poet would like you to do just that when considering her . It’s not a bad strategy, given that the “poems” contained therein are pitiful, vapid, exploitative , possibly plagiarized . If you, like me, are fairly old, you might not have heard of Canadian poet Rupi Kaur. In 2014, she self- a collection of poems titled milk honey . A year or so later, she gained a large Instagram platform after the network took down a photo of her with period blood on her sweatpants due to some twisted-up, puritanical interpretation of community guidelines. was well good, Kaur understandably used the incident to catapult her status as a writer, milk honey was picked up by Andrews McMeel Publishing hit one million sold copies in January of this year. Kaur’s second book, the sun her flowers , was released yesterday. As of promotion for her new book, Kaur’s publicist ostensibly set up an interview with The […]

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