Karina Rojas, University of Texas at San Antonio
The state takes ‘Come and Take It’ to another level. Over 900 books have been placed on its banned books list by Texas politicians Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Matt Krause, and reviews are mixed.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
Instapoets like Rupi Kaur have amassed millions of followers who adore their work, but is any of it actually good?
Haven Worley, University of Rochester
The poet’s forthcoming book is a collection of poetry that embraces change — a topic that is well-needed during these chaotic times.
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
While its simple style has received praise for its accessibility, there are a few that can satisfy readers who want more.
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
While reigniting interest in poetry, ‘Instagram poets’ like Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace still face their share of criticism.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
What proponents have hailed as the genre’s savior is likely doing more harm than good.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Move over, Rupi Kaur, there’s a new queen of Instagram poetry.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
“Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone is feeling that exact thing.”
Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
Rupi Kaur’s incredible poetry book explores love in a subtle, yet heart-wrenching manner.
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