Kate Eichhorn On The Rise Of Insta-Artists And Insta-Poets

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With the rise of Insta-artists and Insta-poets, we may be entering a new age of art and literature that places more value on one’s content capital than their cultural and social capital. Several poets today, like Rupi Kaur, are finding success, not because of their skill but because of their multitude of followers. Kaur’s easily accessible, relatably sad poetry garnered her a following of millions online; millions who bought her poetry books and made her a household name after her work was rejected by traditional literature gatekeepers. Read full article here

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