Co-Hosts - Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze ( the wonderful artist who renders these classic portraits )
Part XXI in an ongoing series introducing serious writers of DUP to the most well-known poets, both classical and modern. rupi kaur is a #1 new york times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. she started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. after completing her degree in rhetoric studies she published her first collection of poems milk and honey in 2014. the internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies gracing the new york times bestsellers list every week for over a year. it has since been translated into over thirty languages. her long-awaited second collection ‘the sun and her flowers’ was published in 2017. through this collection she continues to explore a variety of themes ranging from love. loss. trauma. healing. femininity. migration. ‘revolution.
rupi has performed her poetry across the world. her photography and art direction are warmly embraced and she hopes to continue this expression for years to come.
For more information regarding Rupi, please visit her website at: rupikaur.com Guidelines Write a new poem honoring Kaur inspired by any one or more of her poems.
We feel listing particular poems may be constricting, and want you to follow the inspiration wherever it leads. Do your best to make us feel as though we are reading poems by Kaur.
The more we feel you "capturing her essence" in "your own words" , the higher you will score. This will involve choice of wording, delivery, subject material, formatting, target audience - a wide range of factors. The Rules 1.
Two entries per DUP persona. 2.
No erotica; this is open to all ages and can't be viewed with an ECW ( Extreme Content Warning ). 3.
No exact word limit; however, attempt to keep it no more than 250 - 300. 4.
Any form is acceptable ( but studying the poet is advised ). **************NEW*************** 5. Webmiss has already created #RupiKaur in the theme list. The page will automatically generate as soon as eight entrants hashtag the theme.
Do NOT copy paste your poem to the competition, it must be linked to your page with the below information. 6. In your poem's notes, provide links to the poem by Kaur that inspired yours.
Without these, we have no way of determining if you were truly inspired by Kaur or simply swapped fresh words into her existing poetry, which is a form of plagiarism.
Comp will be judged by Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze.
You have one month; best of luck to all entrants!