Check out this post by Becca Anderson the author of “The Book of Awesome Women”
Rupi Kaur is a bestselling Canadian poet as well as the illustrator of two collections of poetry. Born in the state of Punjab in India, she was raised in Canada from age four; she speaks and reads Punjabi as well as English but writes only in English. She started to draw at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and told her to draw her heart out. Kaur has said that she sees her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing a degree in rhetoric studies, she published her first collection of poems, 2014’s milk and honey. The internationally acclaimed collection sold over a million copies and graced the New York Times bestseller list for over a year. Her second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017; throughout these collected works, she explores themes including love, loss, trauma, healing, migration, revolution, and the feminine. Her works have popularized Instapoetry, a new social-media driven genre of short and easily accessible poetry.
it is a blessing
to be the color of Earth
do you know how often
flowers confuse me for home
Medieval Mystics, Pioneering Poets, Fierce Feminists and First Ladies of Literature (Feminist Book, Gift for Women, Gift for Writers)
This one-of-a-kind tome takes a tour with Sylvia Beach and other booksellers as well as librarians, editors, writers, bibliophiles, and celebrated book clubs. Join women’s studies scholar Anders as she takes you on a ribald ride through the pages of history. Chapter titles include “Prolific Pens” (including Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 100 books), “Mystics, Memoirists and Madwomen”, “Salons and Neosalons”, “Ink in Their Veins” (literary dynasties), and the titillating “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested.”