The New Insta-Poets Making Poetry Accessible - The Gloss Magazine
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The New Insta-Poets Making Poetry Accessible

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Instagram has made poetry easily digestible, short and simple, creating Insta poet-stars with impressive numbers of followers. …

CLEO WADE The New York-based poet counts Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore and Nicole Richie among her fans and is often pictured on the FROW at New York. @cleowade, 678k followers

RUPI KAUR Kaur was named Queen of the Insta Poets by Rolling Stone magazine and appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan India. Her bestselling collection is Milk and Honey. The Canadian has also appeared on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. @rupikaur_, 4m followers

GRETA BELLAMACINA Is a society favourite in London, who has hosted poetry readings at Port Eliot Festival and the Poetry Café in Covent Garden and edited anthologies for top brands such as Burberry and Fortnum & Mason. @gretabellamacina, 16.1k followers

CHARLY COX Gave a reading at Wilderness Festival last year alongside Nile Rodgers and Chic, Groove Armada and Bastille. Her debut collection She Must Be Mad was named the bestselling poetry debut in 2018. @charlycox1, 43.9k followers

NIKITA GILL Born in Northern Ireland, raised in India, Gill regularly shares frank poems and updates on her battle with depression with her followers who include singer Sam Smith. She has bagged a book deal with the blogging site Tumblr; her most recent collection Fierce Fairytales: & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul. @nikita_gill, 580k followers

Main featured image via @rupikaur

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