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 Issue 191

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Heartbreak and healing

“what is stronger
than the human heart
which shatters over and over
and still lives”.

World-renowned poet Rupi Kaur will take the Opera House stage on the 23rd of March for an all-new spoken word poetry experience. Underscored by original music and immersive projections, Kaur will perform new unpublished pieces, poems from home body, and greatest hits from her iconic books milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Audiences will be taken on a journey through the universal themes of her work – love and loss, heartbreak and healing, friendship and community – as we are reconnected with each other, and most importantly, ourselves.

As a 21-year-old university student, Kaur wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first poetry collection milk and honey in 2014. Next came its artistic siblings, the sun and her flowers (2017) and home body (2020), both debuting at number one on bestseller lists around the world. These collections have sold more than 11 million copies and have been translated into over 43 languages.

Kaur has just released her fourth book, healing through words, which presents more than 60 guided writing activities based on the themes of milk with honey. Within its pages, the breakthrough literary phenomenon shares her writing tips, tricks, and secrets. The self-designed, beautifully rendered hardcover will be an instrument of healing and treasured volume for her passionate following around the world. At its conclusion, she reminds readers that the journey isn’t over – it’s just the beginning.

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