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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
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The Sun and Her Flowers
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Rupi Kaur, the 25-year-old publishing phenomenon, is perhaps the best known of the new breed of poets dubbed “instapoets.” She has 1.8 million followers on Instagram, where she shares her verses. Her first book, Milk and Honey, began as a self-published book that went on to sell 2.5 million copies. She wins the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry for her second collection, The Sun and Her Flowers.

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