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Rupi Kaur’s Spoken Word World Tour Comes to Austin

Rupi Kaur’s Spoken Word World Tour Comes to Austin

The famed poet’s performance will feature recited words, original music scores and intricate visuals

By Meher Qazilbash
Photo by Amrita Singh

Rupi Kaur — Canadian poet, performer, illustrator and best-selling author — is bringing her world tour to Austin this June. A trailblazer in the literary world, Kaur is known for popularizing poetry and spoken word performances with younger generations today.

In 2014, a 21-year-old Kaur self-published a book of poems titled “milk and honey.” The works showcased her contemporary approach to writing, using colloquial language and all lowercase letters while also speaking about powerful topics such as immigration, her South Asian identity, the female experience and trauma. The collection has since sold millions of copies worldwide, along with her subsequent books, each making an undeniable mark on the medium of poetry.

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In her latest tour, Kaur’s performances will affect audiences with universal themes of personal loss and love, growth, mental health, community, friendship and strength. Her theatrical recital of words will be shared alongside original music scores and ornate visuals projected in the space. Audiences can expect to hear from her latest book “home body” along with new unpublished works and favorites from her past poetry collections.

Catch this captivating show to see Kaur’s radical exploration of language. Tickets are available now.