5 powerful Instagram poets you need to start following right now

Tuesday, October 31 2017

5 powerful Instagram poets you need to start following right now

The advent of blogging was a big boon for struggling writers who did not have a platform to share their work. Soon after, it was Instagram that had all the writers' attention — closeted poets took to it like fish to water, using the medium to share their work, slowly garnering a following as impressive as their poems. Some names like Rupi Kaur, Nikita Gill and Atticus catapulted straight into popularity and even transitioned into successful authors — Rupi's first book Milk and Honey went on to become a #1 N ew York Times bestseller.

So before you dismiss Instagram as just another millenial social medium, take note of these 5 poets who have created a ripple in the writing industry with their Instagram profiles.


1. Rupi Kaur
Rupi is a Toronto-based author and illustrator who shot to success with her first book, a compilation of heart-warming poems and prose titled Milk And Honey, which sold over a million copies. She also travels internationally to perform her spoken word poetry. Her work explores topics of love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and revolution. The 25-year-old has just released her second collection of poems called The Sun and Her Flowers . Read 5 things you didn't know about Rupi here.