Rupinder Kaur is a Birmingham born Panjabi poet 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.
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. Rupinder is known for speaking her mind and this is reflected in her poems. She has written articles for Women’s Republic, Girl dreamer, and also blogs, sharing her views on social media. She has featured at nights including Yoniverse Golden Tongue – Rich Mix (London), Hey Girl Dreamer (Birmingham) and others. She was selected to perform to be part of Pass of Mic partnership with Beatfreaks, BBC world music day and BBC Asian network. 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.
Rupinder is currently working on an anthology of Poetry written by Panjabi women looking at classical, contemporary and diaspora. She has also has written a poem to be published in Saruv Dutt’s upcoming book: Garden of Bullets – Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh.
To contact Rupinder email – firstname.lastname@example.org