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Rupinder Kaur is a Birmingham born Panjabi poet, performer and creative curator with an immense love for South Asian arts. She sees writing and reading poetry as a way to liberate the soul. Her debut collection Rooh released 27th September 2018 with Verve Poetry Press. Rooh is a poetic journey that transcends borders and arbitrary boundaries. Her work straddles English and Punjabi culture – fusing words from Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu and English. They look at love, religion, identity, politics, history, taboos, society – often questioning orthodox views, particularly around the roles that different genders are expected to adopt. Rupinder is part of room 204 writer development  programme through Writing West Midlands and is also a student on Caspa Arts, Collaborative theatre course.

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For Rupinder, writing, along with any other art form, should be azaad – free, free to express what the artist wants or needs to say, without any censorship. She has written articles and often blogs, sharing her views on social media.  She has featured at nights and festivals across the UK.  Rupinder also works as workshop curator within the community and schools to create awareness about poetry that doesn’t have to be traditional but azaad – free.

To contact Rupinder email – rupinderkw@hotmail.com