Well done! I am not a big fan of "insta-poetry" but I often see beauty and authenticity there that gives voice to important movements within a person. It doesn't have to have literary potential to have value if it actually speaks to a body of people and enlivens or validates them in positive ways. AND the literary arts have traditionally been dominated by white males, though that has changed a bit in the last fifty years or so. I don't think Rupi Kaur ought to be measured against a Seamus Heaney or Mary Oliver or Jane Hirschfield. . . her genre is a whole different animal. Thank you for speaking out and interrogating the status quo, Heather.

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