Rupinder Kaur’s debut poetry book Rooh was published in 2018 with Verve Poetry Press. Currently she is working towards her second poetry collection with the support of a Developing Your Creative Practice grant awarded by the Arts Council England. 

Selected Poetry Publications:

SPAKE Dialect and Voices from the West Midlands – Nine Arches Press

Madder Red Dreams – Dust Magazine (Online)

Kal – Lumin Journal (Print) 

Swimming – Wild Court (Online)

Ghazal: Girls With No Country – Under the Radar Magazine (forthcoming, Print)

Other Writing:
Redefining Sex For Brown Women  – Women’s Republic (Online)

Unsealing Letters from Panjab  – Poetry from Prose, Poetry Journal Birmingham (Print)

Analysis of Fire, Lesbain representation  – Made By Women Zine (Print)

My Amrita – Indigenous (Online)

Project: Sada Chidiyan da Chamba

Sada chidiyan da chamba (Our temporary nest of birds) is a project that aims to explore the female narrative of Panjabi wedding folk songs in Panjab and the diaspora. Which took place over the past year with a focus on Birmingham and The Black Country led by myself – Rupinder Kaur. The research was carried out through oral history, wedding archives from photographs, and other related items. This project was supported by the Creative Black Country Open Access Seed Award and is co-produced by Birmingham City University’s Professor Rajinder Dudrah as part of his research project Slanguages with Creative Multilingualism

Audio Commissions:

Waterstones – Overhear Poetry

Songs with Mum part of Sandwell Stories – Multistory 

BBC New Creatives


Waxing Done: Two woman play written and performed by Rupinder for CASPA ARTS London.

Jugni: co-written three woman play commissioned by Slanguages – Creative Multilingualism due to be performed next year.

Spoken Word:

Rupinder has done readings and performed spoken word across the UK at nights and festivals.

The video below is from Festival of audacity, for the event Pass the Mic in association with Beatfreaks and BBC Asian Network part of National Music Day.


Rupinder had led workshops across Birmingham and nationally working with various organisations and schools. She has experience with students aged from 15- 50. 

She generally carries out these workshops- Introduction to Panjabi poetry, Introduction to South Asian poetry, Introduction to South Asian Writers (these can also be made specific e.g. just focusing on one writer or a theme) Azaad Lafz (Free verse poetry writing) and Finding your voice through spoken word. 

” I was able to reconnect with the arts, I never knew that there are so many South Asian poets” 

“I realised that poetry is such an empowering outlet”

testimonies after workshops 

If you are interested in speaking to Rupinder about workshops please email – for more information.