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Verse goes viral: how young feminist writers are reclaiming poetry for the digital age


Fusing writing, music, art and technology, a new generation is taking poetry beyond the bookstore

If you’re not an Instagrammer you may never have heard of Rupi Kaur. In fact, if you’re not a young female Instagrammer, then your chances are probably even slimmer.

And yet, with almost 750,000 Instagram followers and more than half a million copies of her debut poetry collection, Milk and Honey, sold worldwide, Kaur is one of the biggest names on the literary scene right now.

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