About

Rupinder Kaur is a Birmingham Panjabi poet, performer and creative curator. Her debut poetry book Rooh (2018) was published with Verve Poetry Press. She has also been featured in SPAKE Dialect and Voices from the West Midlands (2019) edited by Urszula Clark and Jonathan Davidson published by Ninearches press along with other publications. Rupinder’s work explores womanhood, language, culture and history. She has featured at nights and festivals across the UK, performed at Pass of Mic for Festival of Audacity partnership with Beatfreaks, BBC world music day and BBC Asian network (2018). Rupinder also works as workshop facilitator within the community and schools to create awareness about poetry. She is the founder of Azaad Arts which aims to explore traditional and contemporary arts within South Asia connecting strands of film, theatre, art and literature together within the Diaspora. Also co-founder of Gully Collective which aims to create multidisciplinary zines to platform the voices of South Asian creatives. Previous projects include Sada Chidiyan da chamba (our temporary nest of birds) – Exploring Panjabi Wedding folk songs through a female narrative supported by the Creative Black Country Open Access Seed Award and co-produced by Slanguages, Creative Multilingualism (2020). Commissions include: Waterstones – Overhear Poetry (2019), Sandwell Stories – Multistory (2020). She was recently awarded DYCP from Arts Council England to work on her next poetry collection. And is currently a BBC New Creative developing an audio piece. Jugni is a play, co-written by Rupinder, commissioned by Slanguages – Creative Multilingualism due to be performed next year. On her days off writing she’s mostly living her retro Bollywood dreams.

Blogs at – https://medium.com/@rupinderkw__

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To contact Rupinder email – rupinderkw@hotmail.com