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Highly anticipated poet Rupi Kaur spoke to a sold out crowd

By Jennifer Bernard on November 21, 2017


The entrance of the Canadian Museum of History was packed full of people, highly anticipating their opportunity to see the internationally-renowned female author and poet Rupi Kaur. Her first book, milk and honey, was a New York Times bestseller and her latest release, the sun and her flowers, is having a lot of success. The poems in both of these books touch millions of people that can relate to the many themes in her words. She talks about feminism, sexuality, healing, self love, self doubt, immigration, relationships, and love.

Ottawa was the last stop on her book tour, and it was a memorable night. Her family was in the front row to show their support. She read passages from different chapters in the book with personal and humorous comments between each poem. The crowd held onto her every word as they shouted out with cheers of agreement and admiration. Between chapters she recited words to musical pieces. Her powerful voice captivated the room full of people in the main area of the museum.

Near the end of the evening she brought out her first book milk and honey and told the audience that she had picked a few poems that she thought were favorites among her fans. She asked if anyone would like to read with her and a brave soul proudly got up to read with Rupi. The night ended with a question and answer session. Rupi shared stories of what lead her to writing poetry as well as her plans for the future. Thank you so much for being a powerful voice for women. It was a memorable night that impacted so many people.